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Beverly Center: EMERGE in Color featuring Black designers, Black-owned brands

Beverly Center, Los Angeles is exclusively showcasing Black designers and Black-owned brands with its new, one-of-a-kind EMERGE in Color luxury boutique retail experience from June 17-July 23.

EMERGE in Color

Curated by Maison Black and The Black Fashion Movement, EMERGE In Color will exclusively sell products created by Black designers and Black-owned fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands from across the country.

Nearly 50 designers and brands representing fashion, beauty, eyewear, home goods and more will be showcased in a beautifully designed space on Level 7 of the iconic shopping destination.

EMERGE in Color was conceived by Taubman Vice President of Specialty Leasing Lori McGhee-Curtis to improve retail opportunities for Black businesses.

Maison Black’s Founder and Chief Creative Officer Tori Nichel, and The Black Fashion Movement’s CEO and Founder Frenchye Marie Harris, bring more than 20 years of experience in design, luxury retail merchandising, marketing and public relations to their curation of EMERGE In Color.

By curating EMERGE In Color, the founders are shifting culture, and are disrupting industry complacency with an accelerated mission to bridge community and commerce through the luxury shopping experiences that celebrate, highlight and sell Black- designed and Black-owned products.

With 1.7 trillion dollars of Black spending power in the U.S., less than 10% of fashion and accessory brands are Black-owned and less than 1% of Black-owned brands are carried in American retailers. Taubman’s EMERGE Curated by Maison Black and The Black Fashion Movement is changing that narrative.

EMERGE In Color Initiative Curated by Maison Black and The Black Fashion Movement has brought together some of the most exciting Black-owned brands from markets across the country.

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Panels & Events

In addition to the EMERGE in Color retail experience, there will be a variety of events surrounding the grand opening and throughout the 5-week pop-up, including a Black Spending Power panel. Following are a few of the upcoming events.

June 19Black Spending Power Panel Discussion, Grand Court, 10 a.m.-noon
June 22-23 She Did That Short Stories screening and trunk show with Renae Bluittin the EMERGE In Color boutique (time forthcoming)
July 3Crown Act Day Beauty Panel Center Court @ noon
July 6 Fashion Chat with Marcellas Reynolds, author of Supreme Models andSupreme Actresses and Supermodel Friends, Grand Court, 4 p.m.
  Sign, Sip, and Shop with the Supermodels shopping party, immediately followingthe panel
July 13 Shopping Event with famed fashion designer Kevan Hall in the EMERGE InColor boutique