By Cassidy Sparks via Rollingout.com
Carly Cushine (Photo via instagram @carlycushnie )
When you flip through your closet, how many items can you say were designed by someone of color? Instead of supporting the Gucci and Prada brands that insult the Black consumer, we are here to encourage you to circulate the Black dollar among designers in our community. Below are 20 Black-owned fashion brands that you should support instead of Gucci and Prada.
Cushnie et Ochs is a luxury womenswear and accessories brand created by Carly Cushnie.
Pyer Moss is a unisex brand founded by Kerby Joan Raymond that aims to challenge social narratives and evoke dialogue.
Telfar Clemens of Telfar is a unisex brand established by Telfar Clemens.
Fe Noel is a colorful and bold womenswear brand created by Felisha.
Hideoki Bespoke is a luxury custom menswear brand created by Dedrick Hideoki Hagiwara Thomas.
LaQuan Smith is LaQuan Smith’s bold designs that have captured the interest of celebrities like Beyoncé and Rihanna.
Romeo Hunte is a modern brand created by Romeo Hunte that offers transitional and transformable fashion at a contemporary price.
Studio One Eighty-Nine is the brand of Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson that features products created by Ghanan artisans.
Datari Austin London is the eponymous brand of Datari Austin that is characterized by its attention to detail, impeccable quality and luxurious fabrics.
Andrea Iyamah is a womenswear brand owned by Nigerian designer Dumebi Iyamah.