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A socially responsible fashion editorial zine addressing racial politics through sweeping imagery.
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I am raising funds to produce my first personal fashion zine, Luxy Haus. It'll be a socially responsible fashion publication focusing on the quality of black influence and empowerment; highlighting the presence of minorities in the industry; and creating thought-provoking content visually and written. It'll be a collective of creatives of color and their work as well as accompanied literature to address certain underlying issues among the fashion industry and society overall.

The strategy of the zine is to invite creatives of color to have their work presented in the implementation of the magazine, organize it via Adobe InDesign and share it with the world! Visuals Director of amandaluxe will also produce two visual stories, one beauty and one fashion, to be the face of the main topics being addressed in the zine. The funds will cover production of the visual stories and creating the zine. Production costs of stories include space bookings, lighting equipment, model bookings, wardrobe curation, shipping costs for samples, creative software to curate zine and printing.

My story begins with the development of my own fashion blog, amandaluxe, where I discussed my personal views on the fashion industry and features on emerging artists. Overtime, I revamped amandaluxe into a platform showcasing my expertise in developing visual concepts that address racial politics. Now, I'd like to combine my original idea for my brand with my new found love for fashion photography and create a zine!

Risks and challenges

One of the biggest challenges is producing two projects in the time span given. Both projects will be detailed in terms of visual and wardrobe direction. One project will have different scenes in one setting. With my experience in implementing visual projects on such short notice with little to no time, I am confident I have the capacity to curate two visual stories in time of the launch of the zine!

Other challenges will be to promote the development of the zine to my respective community. I want to be able to connect to a small readership and have those engage in the content from an intimate standpoint. With supportive friends who are knowledgeable in media relations, I am confident we can gain a following of individuals who are excited for the release of this necessary zine.

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    Special Thanks in first issue

    Backers will receive name credit in the "Thank you" section of the zine!

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    A free 5x7 image from one of amandaluxe's visual projects

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    A complimentary personalized issue of the official Luxy Haus zine - sent before the release date

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    Luxy Haus Issue + 8x10 canvas

    A complimentary personalized issue of the official Luxy Haus zine - sent before the release date + an 8x10 canvas of an amandaluxe project

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    Luxy Haus + Dinner Table

    A complimentary issue of the official Luxy Haus zine + free entry to the first calendar event to discuss the topics addressed

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