6 trailblazing Black designers to shop now and forever
In honor of Black History Month, we’re spotlighting six Black designers who are shaping the future of fashion.
LaQuan Smith by LaQuan Smith
New York designer LaQuan Smith launched his eponymous label in 2013. His collections have glamorous, body-hugging designs, so it’s easy to see why some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry are fans.
Mateo New York by Matthew Harris
Born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Matthew Harris launched Mateo New York in New York City in 2009. Originally a men’s jewelry brand, the women’s fine jewelry collection was launched in 2014. Harris’ modern designs have been worn by the likes of Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Zendaya, and more.
Jade Swim by Brittany Kozerski
Former fashion editor and stylist, Brittany Kozerski, launched her sustainable swimwear brand in 2016. The brand is known for its minimal aesthetic, unique cuts, and on-trend color palette. Jade Swim’s sleek, versatile designs have made the brand a fan-favorite among the fashion crowd and celebrities.
Victor Glemaud by Victor Glemaud
Haitian-American designer, Victor Glemaud, launched his namesake line of statement knitwear in 2006, and he was a finalist in the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. His collections are bold and impactful—you’ll find rainbow-striped knits, colorblock tops, and cutout dresses, among other standout styles.
Aliétte by Jason Rembert
Launched in 2019 by Hollywood stylist to the stars, Jason Rembert, Aliétte made its first red carpet debut on Issa Rae. The line is filled with striking, glamorous pieces that make for wow-worthy looks.
Christopher John Rogers by Christopher John Rogers
Named the American Emerging Designer of the Year at the 2020 CFDA Fashion Awards, Christopher John Rogers creates attention-grabbing designs that make you smile. His collections are bursting with vibrant color, and you’ll find voluminous silhouettes sitting next to tailored styles.
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