In February, SUITED celebrated two years of dedication to authenticity by hosting three panels during New York Fashion Week. These discussions aimed to advance the conversations of redefining beauty, global responsibility and identity empowerment.

Redefining Beauty

Modeling agent Becca Thorpe of Muse Models joins casting director Lilac Perez, an instrumental architect of Refinery29’s “67 Percent Project”, alongside All Woman Project founders Charli Howard and Clémentine Desseaux, and top model Paloma Elsesser. These powerful women are changing the way beauty is traditionally portrayed in the fashion and modeling industries with a body positive message to empower young girls and women on a global scale.
 

 
 

 

Global Responsibility

Dr. Samantha Nutt is an award-winning humanitarian, bestselling author and acclaimed public speaker. A medical doctor and the founder of the renowned humanitarian organizations War Child USA and War Child Canada, she is an expert in all aspects of foreign policy as it relates to conflict and humanitarian crises, as seen through the lens of more than twenty years of practical experience working with women and children in war zones across the globe. Dr. Nutt recently returned from Iraq and will be sharing her insights about the state of the world and where we can go from here.

 
 

 

Identity & Empowerment

Editor and art consultant Alyse Archer-Coité discusses the construct of identity with renowned contemporary artists Kalup Linzy, Tschabalala Self, and John Edmonds. The three artist’s work encompass a wide range of mediums and explore questions of awareness surrounding birthed identity, self-assigned identities and their personal evolutions, and societal interpretations of identity based on environment, socioeconomics, race, gender, sexuality, and politics.