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[black fashion designers]What Are You Wearing

  In late May, Pattern opened Paradox, a 5,000-square-foot event and gallery space in the former Crackers Comedy Club on College Avenue in Broad Ripple. It’s equipped to stage virtual events, thanks in part to a grant from the Indy Arts and Culture Restart & Resilience Fund. August is looking especially hot for local fashion: On August 14, Pattern will host Supply, its annual, curated designer marketplace and fashion networking event. Thomas “TJ” Walker, founder of iconic L.A.–based urban apparel line Cross Colours, will be the guest speaker. Even the Indiana State Fair will step up its style: The Indiana Fashion Foundation will present Shop at IN-Fashion, a marketplace of diverse local and regional fashion, beauty, and accessories brands. And if you lean more runway than midway, make sure to pay attention to Indiana Fashion Week from August 16 to 21. Pattern and the Indiana Fashion Foundation will team up to bring models, music, cocktails, and well-dressed creatives together for a fashion show at a very in-plain-sight location: Monument Circle.

  “We’re basically trying to draw attention to the fact that we do have a fashion industry here, that we do have a scene here,” Osherov says.“It’s about giving people hope—to fashion-lovers, and to designers, to show that they can stay in Indianapolis and still do the thing they love.”