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Purple NEWS: BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST, In solidarity with the protestors in L.A, offering an inside view of the march is our editorial contributor Johnny Le

Purple NEWS: BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST, In solidarity with the protestors in LA, offering an inside view of the march is our editorial contributor Johnny Le

Photos by Johnny Le.

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Purple NEWS: BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST, an inside view of the march in L.A by our music contributor Myles Hendrik

Purple NEWS: BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST, an inside view of the march by our music contributor Myles Hendrik

Photos by Myles Hendrik.

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Magazine

Andre Walker

ANDRE WALKER IS FASHION'S FAVOURITE MAVERICK

Read the full interview with Andre Walker by Olivier Zahm in Purple F/W 2014 issue 22.

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Shopping

Purple WANT: Topologies by Senga Nengudi

Purple WANT: Topologies by Senga Nengudi

Purple WANT: a daily selection of items. Curated and illustrated by Amanda Wall. 

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Purple NEWS: BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST Against Racism and Police Brutality at The High Court Of Paris

BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST Against Racism and Police Brutality at The High Court Of Paris

Photos by Jac Revald.

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Television

Purple PRESENTS: WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR? A Three Part Video Essay by Katerina Jebb for Lamyland

Purple PRESENTS: WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR? A Three Part Video Essay by Katerina Jebb for Lamyland

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martine syms

MARTINE SYMS EXPLORES AVENUES OF CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN IDENTITY

Read the interview with Martine Syms in Purple #30 The Los Angeles Issue.

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Shopping

PURPLE WANT: Poem Shirt by Total Luxury Spa

PURPLE WANT: Poem Shirt by Total Luxury Spa

Purple WANT: a daily selection of items. Curated and illustrated by Amanda Wall.

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Magazine

pyer moss by olivier zahm

PYER MOSS IS ELECTRIFYING THE RUNWAYS BY RECLAIMING BLACK HISTORY AND FASHION

Interview In Purple #33 The Brain Issue by Olivier Zahm and Savannah Nolan.

“I think that the issues that we’re seeing are just a bit too vast. Like the issues that are going to affect our children and this generation are too overwhelming to ignore. You know, you’re dealing with rampant racism, climate change, gender inequality, discrimination against the LGBTQ community — all these different things. And I think that what we did, we set a precedent where we decided that we were going to use fashion the way any artist would use a canvas, a painting, or a sculpture: this is going to be our medium, this is how we’re going to communicate. And that’s what I’ve been doing since I had my first brand — it was called Mary’s Jungle, back in, like, 2002” — Read the interview with Pyer Moss’s Kerby Jean-Raymond in Purple #33 The Brain Issue.

Photography Kira Bunse and style Laëtitia Gimenez.

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Purple WANT: A Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry

Purple WANT: A Raisin In The Sun By Lorraine Hansberry

Purple WANT: a daily selection of items. Curated and illustrated by Amanda Wall.

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David Hammons

POSSIBLY THE MOST IMPORTANT AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTIST TODAY

Purple is happy to share the work of David Hammons, an artist featured in Purple F/W 2016 issue #26.

“That's why I like doing stuff better on the street, because the art becomes just one of the objects that's in the path of your everyday existence. It's what you move through, and it doesn't have any seniority over anything else. Those pieces were all about making sure that the black viewer had a reflection of himself in the work. White viewers have to look at someone else's culture in those pieces and see very little of themselves in it.” — David Hammons in a rare interview from 1986

Text by Bill Powers and photography Olivier Zahm.

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Purple WANT: Vintage “Fight The Powers” Shirt

Purple WANT: Vintage “Fight The Powers” Shirt

Purple WANT: a daily selection of items. Curated and illustrated by Amanda Wall.

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