Despite the industry’s efforts to become more inclusive and diverse, the recent missteps from high fashion brands like Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana demonstrate that the conversation is far from over. The Black Design Collective is looking to change that. Recently launched, the Los Angeles-based group is creating a platform to amplify and support the work of black designers. The organization was formed by designers Angela Dean, Kevan Hall, Ruth Carter and TJ Walker, and they spoke to WWD their plans, which include a mentorship program. Current members include designers like Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond.
BLACK DESIGN COLLECTIVE LAUNCHES TO SUPPORT DESIGNERS
We at Black Design Collective would like to be a part of the solution to the controversy and highlight black owned luxury brands to shop. ⠀ ⠀ Shop CUSHNIE. ⠀ ⠀ CUSHNIE is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and accessories brand designed by Carly Cushnie. Carly Cushnie’s mission is to empower women, and to celebrate diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the business. ⠀ ⠀ Shop Romeo Hunte. ⠀ ⠀ Romeo Hunte New York City, embodies an aesthetic that is cool, conservative and intricate with a balance of feminine and masculine. Hunte has been mentioned by WWD as “Designer to Watch” and was honored by Essence Magazine as “Designer to Watch.” ⠀ ⠀ Shop Waraire Boswell. ⠀ ⠀ WARAIRE BOSWELL brand has been synonymous with attention to detail, proper fit, style, taste level and innovation.WARAIRE has a diverse spectrum of customers with backgrounds and professions from all over the globe. ⠀ ⠀ Shop Hanifa. ⠀ ⠀ Hanifa is a Ready-to-Wear (RTW) designer line which features contemporary apparel for women. Feminine with chic simplicity, Hanifa features an array of styles, colors, textures, and exclusive patterns that cater to a woman’s body. ⠀ ⠀ Shop Brother Vellies. ⠀ ⠀ Brother Vellies was founded by Aurora James with the goal of introducing the rest of the world to her favorite traditional African footwear, while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs within Africa. ⠀ Shop Fe Noel. ⠀ ⠀ Fe Noel is a womenswear designer from Brooklyn, NY with a passion for travel, a love of vibrant colors, and a penchant for bold print. ⠀ ⠀ Read the article by Shoppe Black to see their list of Black luxury brands to support, go to Facebook and search Black Design Collective to get the link. @BlackDesignCollective
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