This Influencer Lounge Had The Coolest Kids In New York City
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While NYC rest as the worlds melting pot, it also holds a deep sense of community amongst black creatives. From mingling in the Soho area in the Lower East Side to partying in Brooklyn’s Bed-sty, the city blends together a group of millennials who venture from all across the world. But, while people of color spearhead the inspiration from luxe fashion brands, there is still a disconnect between hiring young black creators.

For New York Fashion Week, influencer and stylist Ziggy Mack Johnson hosted an “Influencer Lounge” at Le Board. Johnson gave the opportunity to a group of tastemakers to hang out, without the extra stress of a hefty brand. Destroying the pressure of the two realms – being an influencer and social media following, he created a space where genuine talent was appreciated without capital gain.

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“The influencer lounge was created by me because I have noticed that models and influencers are accepted based on their agencies and popularity but, not for their talent,” said Johnson. “I wanted to give everyone a chance that influences a space of luxury but, is usually limited to a certain crowd.”

“I have noticed that models and influencers are accepted based on their agencies and popularity but, not for their talent.” – Ziggy Mack Johnson

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