Nubian Skin are excited to announce they have provided underpinnings for Beyoncé and her dancers for The Formation World Tour. Starting on the 27th April, Beyoncé will tour until 3rd August in support of her sixth studio album, Lemonade.
Nubian Skin are delighted to be involved, founder Ade Hassan notes, ‘It is unbelievable to have an artist like Beyoncé choose to wear Nubian Skin as the base for her costumes on the Formation Tour. Beyoncé is a global phenomenon, and the fact that her team knows about our brand and have selected it is testament to the work we’re trying to do. It is such validation to see a squad of beautiful, brown women and know that Nubian Skin has a product which is allowing them to express that diversity to perfection.’
Nubian Skin, the lingerie and hosiery brand for women of colour aim to alleviate the struggle women of colour face when it comes to skin tone lingerie and hosiery.
A nude bra and skin tone hosiery are the basics of every woman’s wardrobe, at least in theory. For many women of colour, finding suitable skin tone hosiery and lingerie has not been an option. Nubian Skin aspires to be the brand that women of colour can turn to
when they need to find that much needed pair of nude hold-ups or a perfect nude bra.
With the aim of redefining ‘nude’, Nubian Skin launched in October 2014 with a carefully edited selection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of colour. With the philosophy of ‘Empowering Women. Embracing our Colour’,
Nubian Skin encourages women of all ethnicities to feel included, appreciated and most of all sexy, in lingerie especially tailored for them.
Nubian Skin was founded by Ade Hassan who became frustrated by the lack of skin tone options to go with her ever-expanding wardrobe, Ade decided it was time for a ‘different kind of nude’.
“My nude isn’t the nude I see in shops. Despite the reality that women of colour have the same needs as all women when it comes to lingerie and hosiery, the industry simply doesn’t cater to us. So, I thought, it’s time to rethink the definition of nude.”
First Luxury Hosiery Brand To Launch Crowd-Funding Campaign And Promote Awareness About Women Empowerment
VienneMilano, the Boston-based fashion accessories brand, is launching a crowd-funding campaign on the popular platform Indiegogo. The campaign’s main theme is to “Help Every Woman Feel and Be Fabulous”.
Vienne Cheung, the founder of VienneMilano, says: “Being a woman in today’s world can be a real challenge. As a woman, I want to do my part to help every woman feel and be fabulous in every occasion.” Hosiery is Vienne’s great passion and her way to have a positive impact on every woman’s life: “Great hosiery can help a woman feel elegant, sophisticated, sexy, and empowered.”
The campaign will start on Monday, March 28 and will run until Monday, May 2nd. Backers will be able to choose from many perks: collaborate with VienneMilano’s fashionistas to co-design signature pieces for the brand’s upcoming 2016 Collection such as: pre-order hosiery for early delivery at over 50% off retail prices, and even have a chance to travel to Italy to discover everything about the hosiery industry.
Every backer will also receive a “Every Woman is Fabulous” pin. Wearing the pin allows backers, customers, and followers to tell the world how strongly they believe in women’s empowerment.” Vienne explains: “The pin is a great conversation starter for a very important conversation we should all be having.” The pin is a purple square, unbranded: VienneMilano maybe a business selling hosiery, but Vienne and her team believe that the cause of equality is bigger than any special interest, even their own.
VienneMilano has teamed up with Dress for Success, the international not-for-profit organization which empowers women to achieve economic independence. For every pair of VienneMilano stockings purchased during the crowd-funding campaign, VienneMilano will donate another pair of stockings to Dress for Success. Started in 1997, Dress for Success has helped more than 850,000 women in over 20 countries.
The campaign has an initial goal of $30,000, but will feature many stretch goals. With the support of its backers, VienneMilano will offer many more designs, styles and colors; will manufacture the “basics” collection, more affordable for everyday use; will develop color-calibrated photography which reveals just how each piece and color contribute to every woman’s beauty, regardless of her skin tone; will publish a style guide; and so much more.