The Good Chat is a monthly one hour conversation hosted by the TRIBUTE team on current affairs like fashion, history, music, art, photography, new textiles, retail, and of course the COVID-19 and its impact.

Today, more than ever, we believe our work goes beyond clothing, it is so much more about the conversations and exchanges we have, gathering disruptors, thinkers, scholars, and custodians under the guise of respect. 

The objective is to recreate the kinds of encounters we miss from real-life TRIBUTE but online and engage with our community on subjects that interest them. 

Each Good Chat sessions explore the culture of TRIBUTE.

Time: Every last Tuesday of the month at 6pm ET. (Zoom link will be shared) 

To register: Please email us at 

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July 2020

On Fashion Studies? Looking at the different paths to approach this multi-layered field of study. 

Join four MA in Fashion Studies [at Parsons the New School of Design] alumni and one MA in Fashion Studies candidate for a candid conversation about the importance of understanding the historical, cultural and social aspects of fashion and the different career possibilities it offers. 


- Laura Beltran Rubio - Art and Fashion Historian / Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at The College of William and Mary. [MA in Fashion Studies 2016]

- Michelle Mc Vicker - Collections and Education Assistant at the Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology. [MA in Fashion Studies 2017]

- Anthony Palliparambil Jr. - Adjunct Faculty, The School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons School of Design. [MA in Fashion Studies 2017]

- Emilia Ferrara - DC Commissioner for Fashion Arts & Evens, Founder of Capitally Magazine. [MA in Fashion Studies 2022]

Moderated by Joelle Firzli - Co-Founder of TRIBUTE and independent fashion researcher and curator. [MA in Fashion Studies 2016]


June 2020

The Performative Fashion show
We recognize that the fashion industry’s response has been hollow. They preach but rarely practice. They offer short term solutions instead of long term commitments while continuing to directly profit from black culture and marginalizing black designers, photographers, models, employees, and business leaders. On Instagram, (companies from Prada to Reformation) have tried to contribute to the conversation by posting statements opposing racism, and creating funds to support Black organizations. The truth is, this will no longer suffice. The  fashion industry is part of the problem, and still has internal work to do to effectively create systemic change. Today, our work goes beyond clothing, it is so much more about the conversations and exchanges we have. We can do better.


- Joy Kingsley-Ibeh - Kingsley Model + Talent Management Founder.

- Jason Barnes - Drag Queen/Artist/Fashion historian. 

- Brian Lamont - Stylist/Personal Shopper + On-Air Fashion Personality

- Jacklyn Laryea - Co-founder and creative director at TRIBUTE 

Moderator: Gabrielle Clary - communication officer at TRIBUTE and Masters of science candidate, Sustainability Management, American University.