If you love fashion, why not shop black owned fashion brands?
With everything going on in the world right now it’s important now more than ever to speak up, educate yourself on the history of racism, and support black owned brands.
As a style enthusiast and fashion photographer, I’m always looking for cool new pieces to wear for myself or to style for a shoot.
It’s pretty wild how many unique designers that I had been letting go right under my nose and it’s time for them to get the exposure that they deserve.
When you google “black owned fashion brands” the top searches come from websites like Allure, E! Online, Vogue, Elle and Harpers Bazaar which never gave a damn about black people before. In addition, their lists are compiled of brands they are already familiar with in the designer world and some are out of price range for the average so I wanted to compile my own list.
The list is definitely curated to brands I would actually shop from or really so if you like my style then you’ll definitely find some pieces to add to your closet.
This is by no means all the fashion brands that are owned by black people so I will continuously be updating this list as I discover more and if you know any be sure to suggest some in the comments.
There are no affiliate links in this post because it’s not about me so happy shopping!
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Black Owned Fashion Brands
Founded by Nigerian fashion designer Dumebi Iyamah and inspired by color, ethnic cultures, nature and design elements to create authentic clothing and resort wear.
My pick: WASUKI High Waist Bikini
Ongoing social experiment founded by PRXNCE bridging the gap between Engineering and Multidisciplinary Design.
My pick: “Letter To My Queens” Tee
Founded by Liya Kebede with pieces handwoven in Ethiopia.
My pick: Kelali Robe
Founded in Brooklyn, New York by Felisha Noel specializing in travel and style lifestyle womenswear.
My pick: Light Rust Sheer Pants
Founded in the U.K and focusing on ready to wear luxe essentials.
My pick: IXORA Turtleck Dress
Everyday womenswear featuring bold prints, founded by Nairobi born sisters, Laurinda and Fatuma Ndenzako and based in Melbourne, Australia.
My pick: Amani Culotte Pants
Black, female, and queer owned founded by Morgan Ashley and Vanessa Coore Vernon and based in Atlanta, Georgia.
My pick: The Santi Dress
London based womenswear with luxury aesthetics founded by Fisayo Longe.
My pick: Gaia Top
Inspired by film noir of the past and designed by artist Swerv O Harold.
My pick: don’t mess with my emotions t-shirt
Contemporary ready-to-wear womenswear founded by Anifa Mvuemba.
My pick: Mai Mini Skirt
Curated vintage glam clothing founded by Shayla Janel Hill.
My pick: New arrivals every Sunday at 7 p.m. CST
Founded in New York by Briana Shaneè.
My pick: NYCE Full Bodysuit
Handmade sustainable clothing made in Houston, Texas by Bobbie.
My pick: Flower Top Silky Print
Marketplace for curated vintage and secondhand items from BIPOC and woman owned shops boutiques across the United States.
Lifestyle brand for misfits and magical girls and guys.
My pick: Magical T-shirt
Handmade classy and edgy pieces designed by Teanna Wiley.
My pick: Citrus cropped set
California based brand founded by Shami Oshun.
My pick: Lilac Sweatshirt
Exclusive staple pieces made in London and designed by Karice Leila.
My pick: KACHE Raw Edge Rib Mini Skirt
Founded by Chen Burkett in New York with a focus on bold prints and unique designs.
My pick: Thompson Linen Trousers
Homage to the 90’s/early 2000’s designed by Zoe Martin.
My pick: In the Nude Skirt
Founded by Haitian-American fashion designer Kerby Jean-Raymond to challenge social narratives and evoke dialogue.
My pick: Cropped Puffer Jacket
Created for strong and sexy women with luxury quality.
My pick: Sex Magnet Contoured Shorts Jumpsuit
Founded by Sosha Bianca and aimed to redesign your essential wardrobe with social consciousness.
My pick: The Bikini
Made to order designed by Carmen Alexandra and, “for the modern woman, the curvy, girly, edgy, and trendy girl of the current generation.”
Eclectic womenswear brand founded by Kapasa Musonda.
My pick: Coco Baby Doll (Berry)
A one women owned business that sells a curated collection of bohemian women’s apparel.
My pick: Love Me Not Jumpsuit
Black owned apparel for today’s socially conscious black woman.
My pick: We Out (Harriet Tubman) Sweatshirt
Founded by Havilah and handmade in Los Angeles.
My pick: Tropicana Grooves Necklace
Focus on small trinket jewelry founded by Abigail Kwakye.
My pick: Venus’ Heart (Vermei)
High quality 925 sterling silver jewelry.
My pick: Miyah Butterfly Necklace
Family owned business founded by James and Kelly in New York.
My pick: Blue Skyy
Affordable luxury shades for men and women founded by Danielle Boateng.
My pick: Stevie J’s
Handcrafted luxury handbags made in Senegal founded by Wilglory Tanjong.
My pick: Orange Burst
Founded in Buffalo, New York and specializing in gold filled jewelry
My pick: Flower Power necklace
Founded by Lani Nesbit in New York City specializing in sustainable jewelry
My pick: Noir Starr
Founded and curated by Tatyana Zhane selling sustainable, small batch, and slow fashion pieces.
My pick: Moonlight Organza Scrunchie
Founded in Sydney, Australia by Akudo Iheakanwa and handcrafted in Lagos, Nigeria.
My pick: The Kanke wrap hell