As a follow-up to our list of Black-owned beauty brands, we wanted to highlight some gorgeous Black-owned fashion brands that deserve our support and love today and every day moving forward. From minimalist swimwear lines to artisan shoe brands to bold evening wear, these brands make stunning pieces with a special attention to detail. Supporting these businesses is just one of the many ways you can help the Black community right now—though if you don’t have the means to spend right now there are plenty of other free ways to help, from signing petitions to protesting to having tough conversations with your family to taking the time to educate yourself through books, podcasts, and movies. If you are able to make a purchase, one of the below Black-owned brands is a great place to start.
Photo: Jade Swim
Photo: Brother Vellies
Brother Vellies: Made by artisans from around the world, this Brooklyn-based brand creates sustainable shoes and handbags while creating jobs.
Pyer Moss: This label creates beautiful garments for both men and women with a focus on building a narrative around heritage and activism.
Cushnie: Offering both ready-to-wear and bridal, this beautiful label aims to serve modern women with their mix of minimalism and femininity.
Jade Swim: Created by a former fashion editor and stylist, Jade Swim marries minimalist design with luxe, sustainable fabrics.
Christopher John Rogers: Winner of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2019, Christopher John Rogers creates dramatic evening wear in bold colors.
Monrowe NYC: Inspired by jazz culture, this NYC label creates hats with nostalgic tones of the ’40s and ’50s.
Mateo: Drawing inspiration from modern art and the modern woman, Mateo offers fine jewelry made from 14K gold, diamonds, and gemstones.
Fe Noel: This Brooklyn-based designer is influenced heavily by Grenadian heritage and aims to design pieces that marry culture and glamour.
LaQuan Smith: Known for it’s distinctive garments and attention to detail, this brand can count Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga as fans.
Tove: Luxury fabrics and expert craftsmanship are combined to create timeless pieces that feel both modern and feminine.
Lait de Coco: This Instagram shop is a mix of gorgeous vintage finds and handmade pieces—just order through their direct messages.
Hanifa: Offering sizes 0-20, this brand creates contemporary ready-to-wear that caters to the natural curves of a woman’s physique.
Riot Swim: Luxe, minimalist swimwear in unique silhouettes are this brand’s signature.
Photo: Fe Noel
Photo: LaQuan Smith
Photo: Lait de Coco
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