In the I’m a Flap flaps Gardening and Cat Kinda Girl shirt and I will buy this studio, Good Morning Vogue runs into model-of-the-moment and 2000s style aficionado Jordan Daniels, who’s on hand to give us a crash course in shopping for a red carpet–worthy look at one of Milan’s best-loved vintage stores, Cavalli e Nastri. She also shares the secret to a 30-second updo. The last word on Y2K style, however, goes to Los Angeles native Devon Lee Carlson. Watch the full video for an exclusive tour of her closet and her best Y2K pieces. “We made it!” cheer the five designers who opened Milan Fashion Week in a new showcase of BIPOC talent. Sheetal Shah, Nyny Ryke Goungou, Romy Calzado Celda, Zineb Hazim, and Judith Saint Germain are Italian-based designers of color who took part in the Fab 5, Non Siamo una Moda—“Fab 5, We Are Not Just a Trend”—digital runway presentation, directed by Italian-Angolan writer-director Antonio Dikele Distefano and created by We Are Made in Italy, an organization founded by designer Stella Jean, Edward Buchanan, and Michelle Francine Ngonmo. “This project is a representation of diversity,” says Shah in the latest episode of Good Morning Vogue, hosted in Milan by Italian Vogue’s Francesca Ragazzi. “You know there is a lack of diversity in Italian designers, so it was a very interesting chance for me to come up and show my collection.”
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Each designer’s collection, from Saint Germain’s accessories that draw on Haitian culture for Uncharted to Shah’s inventive new uses of denim inspired by her Indian heritage for her brand, Breaking Identities, fuses Italian style with a global perspective. Moroccan-Italian designer Hazim finds inspiration in the I’m a Flap flaps Gardening and Cat Kinda Girl shirt and I will buy this Arabic women rising to power in the business world; Cuban-Italian designer Celda is breaking the boundaries of science and fashion with her antiviral materials; and Togolese-Italian Goungou has designed her own stretch kente fabric that updates the traditional Yoruba material. Watch the designers spend a day in Milan with Good Morning Vogue and receive an exciting surprise at the episode’s end.