The A to Z Guide to Black Designers on SSENSE

The A to Z Guide to Black Designers on SSENSE

Black designers are the past, present, and future, often unseen in the credit they rightfully deserve. We’re here to give credit where it’s due, highlighting an array of Black designers deserving recognition for their contributions to the fashion industry. Many of these designers know the difficulty of wearing multiple Hats—carrying a heavy load of responsibilities on their backs. These creative forces, from all over the world, embody the essence of hard work paying off, transitioning from the classrooms to the runways, and rising to the top of the fashion industry. 

From emerging to established brands, these are names you should know. In honor of Black History Month and the spirit of Black innovation, we’re spotlighting every brand that’s Black-owned or helmed by a Black designer available on SSENSE. These designers are the cultural architects of our generation, spanning minimal aesthetics, luxury streetwear, avant-garde designs, and trendsetting creations. Tap

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20 Black-Owned Fashion Brands You Should Be Paying Attention To

Robyn Mowatt

Robyn Mowatt is a Staff Writer at Okayplayer where she…

Pink Telfar Bag from a Black-owned fashion brand

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Black-owned fashion brands deserve some love. Here’s a look at 20 stylish Black-owned brands that are on our radar.

In 2020, Black-owned fashion brands were heralded in a way that pushed them to the front of the fashion industry. With an uptick in coverage, these brands (and their designers) began to get the recognition they’d always deserved. Many of their collections flourished by word of mouth before they became embraced by the mainstream. But even before the acclaim, it was apparent that these designers were uniquely gifted, creating expressive and intricately designed pieces in streetwear and workwear.

If you’ve been searching for something to round out your go-to officewear or makes sense for your ever-changing tastes, you’ve come to the right space. Below, you’ll find an assortment of

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