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Creating a space for women of colour in an out-there world

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Creating a space for women of colour in an out-there world

US designer Marrisa Wilson turns to digital spaces for her first New York Fashion Week collection

Andrew Hofstetter and Alicia Powell

Emerging US designer Marrisa Wilson made her runway debut at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday with a collection inspired by the explosion in popularity of digital spaces.

“I’m sure you’ve seen everything that’s going on. Metaverses and NFTs and, you know, all these things that kind of feel really far and out there,” she said, referring to non-fungible tokens, a type of digital asset.

“But I really wanted this collection to create a space for women, in particular women of colour, to be able to explore and participate in those spaces. Right now that space is really heavily dominated by white men,” said Wilson...

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