I’ve been practicing self-care since the recent event that occurred in Minneapolis. Now that I’m done (hopefully) crying every day (but still extremely hurt) about the killing of George Floyd, I’d like to discuss some actions we can take to support black people. Supporting black businesses is something I’ve always stood for as it enhances black communities and I’m just naturally attracted to businesses created by people that look like what I see in the mirror. Below are 8 black-owned fabulous fashion brands to support right now.
If you’d like to hear me chat about these brands take a peek at the video below.
Now on to the fab fashion brands owned by such creative black beings!
Nene LA Shiro
You may know Nate White for his amazing NeNe LA Shiro designs filled with dazzling ruffles, sequins, mesh and rhinestones. His custom pieces have been worn by Nicki Minaj, Ashanti, Cardi B, Winnie Harlow and many more. Nate had me feeling like star at my Senior Ball 6 years ago in a custom mesh and sequin attire.
We love a fashion creative with a sense of humor! If you haven’t seen his hilarious Tik Tok videos, you definitely need to check him out.
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Signature Naked illusion “Milky Way” bodysuit in Rose designed BY- @nenelashiro_designs from the 2018 “Zero Gravity” collection worn by @fatimaofficial_ 👽 ✨💎 #nenelashiro #fashion #nude #bodysuit #custom #style #Rhinestones #custom #photoshoot #fashiondesigner #nyc #makeup #design #hair model scout @oum9r_k4nte 🧐
I’ve loved Cushnie’s designs for years! From the flow of her pieces to her incredible use of silk, I can’t ever get enough of Cushnie!
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What I love most about Je Suis is that every single item is hand made by Senami Atinkpahoun. As a Benin woman, a lot of her pieces are created with ankara fabric and so much more. She’s basically the go-to for ankara dresses. Je Suis also offers ankara masks so you can head outside for essentials in style.
I love every piece that Fe Noel creates! EVERY SINGLE ONE!! From her use of color to the incredible silouhette, I love them all.
Nichole Lynel is one of my favorite Los Angeles based fashion brands! Whether you enjoy monochroming, color blocking, dressing in bold hues or keeping it chill while lounging, NL features a variety of styles.
I couldn’t create this list without mentioning shoes! Created by Los Angeles based shoe lover Aerial Lomack, this brand is a mule lover’s dream. Besides diamonds, shoes are a girl’s best friend! I love a great clear heel because it’s super easy to pair with almost anything!
I feel late to the party as I became familiar with Victor Glemaud just a couple of years ago when I attended his presentation and immediately fell in love with his use of bold hues.
What I love most about the ever so outspoken Kerby Jean-Raymond is that he mostly (if not only)uses black models for Pyer Moss. I fell in love with his Collection 3 fashion show which featured a black choir and a runway filled with black models. It was just so….. black and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way.
Which black owned fashion brand is your favorite?