CXC Interviews GI Joe

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Special thanks to Mark Edwards of CXC and GI Joe for taking the time to answer our questions. CXC Interview of GI Joe
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Writer: Kendrick Porter       There’s an exhibit opening soon in The California African American Museum with Cross Colours as it’s focus. The exhibit will showcase the labels correlation to Fashion in the 20th century and the importance of the label in today’s time. Running from September. 25th to March 1st, 2020, the exhibit will display the history of the Cross Colours brand who, even thirty years after being founded, continues to engage in countering the negative socio-political depictions of Black youth. Curators of the exhibition Tyree Boyd-Pates and Taylor Bythewood-Porter refer to Cross Colours as having “broke a...
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Japan Representing Cross Colours with Style

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Since the explosion of fashion in Harajuku, Japan in the late 70s, Japan has done exceptionally well with adopting and integrating Western fashion into the Japanese lifestyle. Japanese streetwear has so many subsets and influences, it can be hard to nail down. But there is one influence that is clear in Japanese streetwear: African American culture.         The influence of popular black musicians and athletes reaches across the ocean. Ever since French apparel was first sold on Takeshita Dori, the Japanese have been adopting classic looks. You can still the 90s influence in contemporary streetwear. The 90s...
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Ask TJ and Carl (Founders of Cross Colours)

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Writer: Mark Edwards   The culture has had a powerful influence on fashion and streetwear for a long time. This influence can be traced back to the early 20th century. But, while fashion from a black culture has often been adopted into many subsets and cultures, black designers haven’t always had the voice they deserve.  Carl Jones and TJ Walker are passionate about giving black designers that voice. They have dedicated themselves to mentoring young up-and-coming designers and those interested in breaking into the fashion industry.  Carl and TJ schedule calls with and gives insight into the fashion and streetwear...
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Cross Culture: Shining a Spotlight on Overseas Style

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We’re keeping the same energy this month and continuing to recognize the impressive street style circulating throughout Asia! Take a look at a few of our dope followers from overseas.                        
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