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Macy’s Celebrates African American Influence in Fashion.

Macy’s department store celebrates African American influence in fashion. As part of the campaign of recognition, Macy’s collaborated with Pepsi, Samsung, Kroger, and 107.9 radio DJ Ramona Debreaux, in Atlanta, Ga to sponsor the “Fashion Icons” fashion show in February. Featuring menswear designer Shaka King, shoe designer to the stars Etu Evans, bridal wear designer Therez Fleetwood and master tailor Jim McFarland.




Therez Fleetwood bridal collection was all the rage. Fleetwood has earned a name for herself as the leading designer in ethnic bridal wear. Her designs combine ethnic textiles, cultural influences, European cuts, and intricate detailing for a unique marriage of style, femininity, and elegance.

As many great things are, Fleetwood’s collection was born out of the need for diversity in bridal wear. “Our society is a melting pot of various cultures, but for a long time, brides wore traditional wedding dresses that did not represent their diversity,” says Fleetwood.

Fleetwood’s work has not gone unnoticed, her gowns have been featured in an array of publications, including Essence, InStyle weddings, signature bride, Elle, and Women’s Wear Daily and have been showcased on the NBC Today show.

Fleetwood’s gowns are a great alternative for any bride that wishes to express their individuality and culture on their wedding day or any formal occasion.



Color Wedding Dresses: SUDAN (left) – red and gold matte satin; BABWE (center) – baby blue, ivory, gold, and chocolate silk dupioni; MARIELLA (right) gold lace with metallic gold cowrie shells.