Fashion has always been one of the best ways to express your individuality and personality. But it’s no secret that despite how much fashion influences our lives and culture at large, the fashion industry has long underfunded and underrepresented Black designers and Black-owned fashion brands.
Thankfully, the times are changing. In recent years, there has been a growing movement to support Black-owned fashion brands and to recognize the contributions Black designers have made to culture. There are so many Black-owned fashion businesses to shop, but we’re highlighting 15 brands that are making waves in the industry right now. Keep reading to find out what makes them all so special.
Established in 2005 by designer Telfar Clemens, this Black-owned accessory and clothing brand has taken the world by storm: It garnered a shoutout from Queen Bey herself in “Summer Renaissance,” and Tracy Ellis Ross recommends the Telfar bag as a fantastic gift for girlfriends — if you can get your hands on one. Telfar is mostly known for its signature shopping bags in a variety of shades, from bubble gum pink to highlighter green — the perfect size for a weekend getaway.
The brand has also made a name for itself with frequent collaborations, including a fuzzy shopping bag with UGG, (complete with a shearling trim). It’s even branched out into ’80s-inspired puffer tracksuits with Moose Knuckles and a range of canvas shopping bags with Eastpak.
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Rihanna predicted that her reign just won’t let up in her hit song “Hard,” and she hasn’t let her foot off the gas yet. In addition to the superstar’s groundbreaking Fenty Beauty brand, she has also started her own lingerie brand, aptly named Savage