Fashion Week and Black History Month are upon us, so it’s the perfect time to support black designers who are moving the sartorial conversation forward through their work.
No matter how they address society or how they refuse to align themselves with the industry’s standards, these luminaries are making waves and carving out their own niches. It is their talent that proves what happens when fashion discussions are as diverse as real life. Designer phenoms like these hail from New York City boroughs, the city of Toronto, and beyond. In addition to womenswear, they also represent eco-conscious footwear and menswear.