Black History Month and Fashion Week are upon us, so it’s the perfect time to indulge a shopping habit by supporting black designers moving the sartorial conversation forward.
Whether it’s their bold and unfettered address of society or their refusal to align with the industry’s demands, these luminaries are making waves and creating their own lanes. Their talent is a demonstration of what happens when the discussion around fashion is as diverse as the real world. These design phenoms hail from the boroughs of New York City, across the Canadian border in Toronto, and elsewhere. The categories they represent are also varied, including menswear and eco-conscious footwear.
If you haven’t been supporting these stars, Black History Month is the perfect time to start. Ahead you’ll find 15 black designers that should be on your radar this month and beyond.