The Oscar winning costume designer, Ruth Carter has partnered with H&M to debut her very first fashion collection. She has been in the game for over 40 years and received one of the highest fashion recognitions for her Afrofuturist designs in the modern classic movie Black Panther.
The “Ruthless” line is set to debut this Thursday, February 13th. The line will have 11 pieces and it will also be inspired by 80’s and 90’s fashion. There will be direct inspiration from the 1989 Spike Lee film, Do the Right Thing. The Ruthless collection will use a lot of red, black, and green colors to represent the African liberation flag.
I don’t know about you, but I am very anxious for this line to drop. Do the Right Thing is one of my favorite movies, and I loved how each character was styled. The bucket hats, the cloth basketball shorts, and overalls are still in my closet. I appreciate 80’s and 90’s fashion because the industry truly catered to those who like to be fashionable and comfortable. This launch was strategically planned out to show support of Black History Month. You will be able to purchase items from the Ruthless collection at HM.com and it will be available at select stores.
By Brittanie Sturdivant, Sophomore, Open Campus Parsons School of Design