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