Vice President Kamala Harris rocks Black designers at inauguration (video)

Madame Vice President Kamala Harris was a walking testimony to the greatness of Black culture during the presidential inauguration ceremonies on Jan. 20, 2021. Harris, 56, officially made history at noon on Jan. 20,  when she took the oath of office as the first woman and person of color to ever become vice president. The […]

Reebok names fashion designer Kerby Jean-Raymond VP of creative direction

The time for the fashion industry to recognize Black leadership is long overdue. While Black designers have been making a name for themselves for years, those who have been offered a seat at the table is still small. While a number of companies recently have put out statements saying “Black Lives Matter” and supporting racial […]

5 Black designers who are creating masks for health care workers

As we continue to live through the global health pandemic, we are hearing daily about the lack of personal protective equipment, or PPE,  for doctors, nurses and other essential hospital staff. Essential workers are crying out for help, and state and local leaders are demanding answers from the federal government as the number of cases […]

Nike and Virgil Abloh partner for Re-Creation Center in Chicago

In Chicago, on May 30th, Rolling out got a sneak peek  the NikeLab’s Re-Creation Center which partnered with, Off White Creator, and Louis Vuitton’s menswear artistic Director, Virgil Abloh. The Re-Creation center is in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent mile just next door to the Nike Store. The Re-Creation Center will host workshops sharing artistic […]

Eric Poole on why Occhio Black Clothing is the design for the everyday hustler

Raised between Brooklyn, New York, and Savannah, Georgia, Eric Poole is the CEO of Occhio Black Clothing. Poole stopped by rolling out studios to discuss why people should continue to support Black designers in the aftermath of the Gucci boycott. He also shared how he plans on continuing to influence the culture of streetwear fashion […]

10 more Black designers you should know and support

I’m not sure what is going on in the European fashion world lately — whether it’s ignorance, or a lack of diversity, or sheer disrespect the culture that has caused several designer brands to create collections that feature blackface and other racially discriminatory styles. What I do know is that as long as they continue […]

20 Black designers to support instead of Gucci and Prada

When you flip through your closet, how many items can you say were designed by someone of color? Instead of supporting the Gucci and Prada brands that insult the Black consumer, we are here to encourage you to circulate the Black dollar among designers in our community. Below are 20 Black-owned fashion brands that you should support […]

Waka Flocka blames Blacks for Prada and Gucci’s disrespectful blackface

Rapper and reality star Waka Flocka dives deeper into the depths of the righteous indignation Blacks feel about the Prada and Gucci blackface scandal erupting this past week. Keep in mind, the Atlanta-based MC is well aware that older white people, at the highest levels of these clothing companies, are signing off on and endorsing […]

The Black shoe designer that Tracee Ellis Ross is obsessed with

A New York City-based businesswoman, Stella Maze has worked her way to the top of the fashion industry with her colorful and creative high-end designs. Originally from the Virgin Islands, Maze incorporates influences from native crystal blue water in her eye-catching blue sole shoe designs. The luxury shoe brand Stella Hues has been featured in several […]

Tracee Ellis Ross rocks fabulous outfits all by Black designers (Photos)

When it comes to style, Tracee Ellis Ross is fly and fearless. It was no different when it came to the American Music Awards. The “Blackish” star hosted the big night in music for the second year in a row, and she did it in grand style. Before the evening kicked off, Ross shared this tweet: “I’ve featured […]

Ciera Rogers, CEO of Babes and Felines, gets candid about fashion and life

When Houston native Ciera Rogers created her online fashion brand, Babes and Felines , in 2012, she tackled the challenge of providing on-trend, sexy looks for an untapped key demographic: curvier women just like her.  “Tired of the Photoshop,” she bravely ensured that all photographic imaging emphasized the reality of the female aesthetic filter-free. Rogers and […]

StreetCode Academy equips leaders to hack, hustle and design the future

There have been numerous boardroom conversations and news headlines that highlight the lack of access to high-tech training for communities of color. Look no further. The StreetCode Academy, founded by Olatunde (Tunde) Sobomehin, has created and proven that diverse communities can indeed participate and impact the tech world when given the opportunity. StreetCode Academy is a nonprofit […]

Dancer Aminah Abdul Jillil designs adorable sandals

Aminah Abdul Jillil is a professional dancer who has danced on stages with talented celebs like Janet Jackson and Britney Spears. In her downtime, the Anchorage, Alaska native and Los Angeles transplant started working on shoe designs cutting and pasting material together and taking some of her homemade prototypes to a sample maker in LA. Her first collection […]

Black Designers: Why we love them

When you think of fashion designers, about nine times out of ten, a black designer doesn’t typically come to mind. Regardless of the oversight, designers of color are making their mark and great strides in the world of fashion. Whether it is by their innovative designs or by how they have inspired and created pathways […]

The Style Salon Dishes on Diversifying the Fashion Industry

Name: Jada Russell Location: Chicago | New York Title: Co-Executive Producer | The Style Salon … Presenting the Future of Fashion Director of PR | High Style Marketing & PR What is the impetus for the “Style Salon … Presenting the Future of Fashion” program? As a fashion publicist working with emerging designers for over […]