CONTENT IS KING – final question: “What content do you want to make and see and what content do you never want to see again?” Highlights of what 11 Canadian creative heavy hitters said during BLACK CANADIAN STYLE: HERE’S THE THING… A discourse on the importance of Black Canadian identities in #fashion, #design, #culture and #media – presented by MODECANADAROCKS x MELANI Beauty.

The panelists: FASHION Magazine Beauty Director, Natasha Bruno; Judy Inc. Fashion & Beauty Director, Campaign & Editorial, Richard Campbell; photographer and videomaker, Steve Carty; Elle Canada Editor-in-Chief, Vanessa Craft; Creative Director; professor, author and Former Beauty Editor, Chatelaine Magazine, Charmaine Gooden; Delectant Media Inc. CEO & MODECANADAROCKS Founder, Len D. Henry; Supermodel and Lana Ogilvy Skincare Founder, Lana Ogilvie; Entrepreneur, Wealthie Works Daily Inc., Filminute, and Newsrooms Co-Founder, Sabaa Quao; Milan’s Show Division President, Celia Sears; Footwear Designer, Black Designers of Canada Principal, George Sully and model, Aleece Wilson.

Check out modecanadarocks.com for more. Let’s continue the conversation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn by following @modecanadarocks and using the hashtag #BlackCanadianStyle.

BLACK CANADIAN STYLE: HERE’S THE THING… is presented with generous support from:

  • MELANI Beauty
  • Brill Communications
  • Delectant Media
  • Sabaa Quao
  • Show Division
  • Typotherapy
  • The Toronto Fashion incubator
  • Elite Toronto
  • Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards
  • Ewan Cassidy
  • Savo Sok

This is the final of a 4-part series breaking down the 2-hour conversation into themes: Creative Identities; Black Lives Matter; Data Collection & Hiring Practices; and Content Creation – toward the end goal of proposing a way forward.