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20 Black designers to support instead of Gucci and Prada

LaQuan Smith (Photo source: Instagram – @laquan_smith)

Brooklyn born LaQuan Smith created LaQuan Smith’s bold designs that have captured the interest of many celebrity supporters including Beyoncé and Rihanna.

 

Street Wear

Marie Jean Baptiste (Photo source: Instagram – @marie.jean.baptiste)

Rue 107 is a contemporary women’s wear lifestyle brand created by Marie Jean Baptiste.

Studio One Eighty-Nine creators (Photo source: Instagram – @studiooneeightynine)

Studio One Eighty-Nine is the brand of Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson that features products created by Ghanan artisans.

 

Datari Austin (Photo source: Instagram – @datariaustinlondon)

Datari Austin London is the eponymous brand of Datari Austin that is characterized by its attention to detail, impeccable quality and luxurious fabrics.

 

Andrea Iyahma (Photo source: Instagram – @andreaiyahma)

Andrea Iyamah is a womenswear brand owned by Nigerian designer Dumebi Iyamah.

 

Designer Miguel Wilson (Photo source: Instagram @miguelwilsoncollection)

Miguel Wilson Collection is a conservative menswear brand by Miguel Wilson.

 

Romeo Hunte (Photo source: Instagram – @romeohunte)

Romeo Hunte is a modern brand created by Romeo Hunte that offers transitional and transformable fashion at a contemporary price.

Designer Charamon (Photo source: Instagram – @herfavoriteLA)

HerFavoriteLA is a streetwear brand created by Charamon that features sporty chic apparel.

 

Hstry creator Nas (Photo source: Instagram – @hstry)

Hstry Clothing is a unisex brand created by rapper Nas that celebrates Black history.

 

Milan Rouge (Photo source: Instagram – @iammilanrouge)

Milano Di Rouge is Milan Rouge’s fashion brand created to provide affordable luxury to fashion enthusiasts.

 

Nareasha Willis (Photo courtesy of Nareasha Willis)

Avenue N is Nareasha Willis’ fashion brand centered around activism.

Accessories

Aurora James (Photo source: Instagram – @aurorajames)

Brother Vellies is a footwear brand created by Aurora James to showcase her favorite traditional African footwear.

 

Mifland (Photo source: Instagram – @mifland)

Mifland is an American-based leather goods brand founded by Tobi Egberongbe.

 

Shoe designer Stella Hues showcases one of her signature pieces. (Photo credit: Ashley Naomi and JR Pulse)

Stella Hues is a shoe brand created by designer Stella Maze. The Italian-made shoes feature a classic blue bottom that represents the blue waters of the Caribbean.

 

Love Cortnie (Photo source: Instagram – @Lovecortnie)

Love Cortnie is a handmade bags and accessories line created by Cortniee Elizabeth.

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