Below, we’ve rounded up a list of Black-owned fashion labels to help consumers support the community. Continue scrolling to see some of our favorite brands, and don’t hesitate to send us emerging designers and labels to keep on our radar!
Founded by model and designer Briana Shaneè, Matte Brand reimagines closet staples and transforms them into chic styles that are made from soft, luxurious fabric. The label’s “Frame” drop is comprised of a mini dress, maxi skirt, duster, tank top, and mini dress in three neutral hues: “black,” “grey,” and “mocha.” Each of the pieces dons cut-outs or unique asymmetrical drapes to help accentuate the body and can be paired with other pieces across the capsule. The Frame Mini Dress features arm holes cut low to ensure side boobage, whilst the Frame Maxi has an extra-long slit in the back for added sexiness. Since its launch in 2014, Matte has transcended as the brand for ladies who aspire to be unapologetically confident themselves.
Homage Year is a must-have bag to have in your collection. Founded by Antoine Manning, the vegan leather bags don a rounded shape with a curved top handle and debossed logo on the front. Furthermore, external pockets lay atop the bag in addition to the detachable adjustable strap. Stocked exclusively at Saks Fifth Avenue, Homage’s signature Mini Ova Manifestation Bag can be found in several color options: “Brown Vinyl,” “Green Metallic,” “Rosse Gold,” “Black,” “Green,” “Black Vinyl,” and “White.” You can also shop the label’s bags via Nordstrom and the Homage website.
For digital dwellers alike, chances are you’ve seen CISE’s signature “Protect Black Women” bag across Instagram and Twitter in the past few years. The Los Angeles-based clothing line, as stated by founder and CEO Blake Van Putten, was created with the aim of “creating apparel that gives a voice to those in society who are typically ignored.” Thus, the brand’s suede and vegan leather bags took the Internet by storm once they surfaced. In addition to its staples, CISE also has clothing offerings, including the Kennedy Quarter-Zip Pant and Quarter-Zip Crewneck in sleek color-blocking that ranges from “Copper Wheat,” “Merlot,” “Matte Black,” “Copper Cedar,” and “Onyx Grey.” These cozy pieces offer a loose fit, three pockets, finished with an embroidered logo.
Designer Tia Adeola has been making strides in fashion ever since she launched her namesake label when she was 18 years old. Now, six years later, the creative continues to elevate with the recent release of her Autumn/Winter 2022 collection. Among the several standout pieces in the range, the Net Dress boasts backless ruffle details and micro cut-out, while the Protection Dress is a slim fit offering with “you were supposed to protect us” printed on the front. The Feather Jumpsuit, on the other hand, contains faux feather trimmings on the leather back and legs. Black Jesus is printed on the brand’s maxi dress and two-piece set and to round the collection out, the Feather Playsuit is a chic style to add to your closet.
Telfar is a brand that needs no introduction—Liberian-American fashion designer Telfar Clemens’ flagship Shopping Bag has been seen on Beyoncé, Bella Hadid, Gabrielle Union, Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, and a plethora of others. The label launched its Bag Security Program to combat online bots and resellers, allowing shoppers to acquire their own bag, 100% guaranteed for new launches and colors. In recent months, Telfar has released its Shopping Bag in “Grape,” “Cyan,” “Dark Olive,” and “Cobalt” among others. Meanwhile, the brand also expanded its range with embossed sweaters and hoodies as well as track styles like shorts, jackets, and pants.
Brea Daeshon’s namesake label has attracted the likes of celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Tammy Hembrow, and Mariah the Scientist since its launch. The brand’s latest collection features tank tops, pants, long-sleeve shirts, mini skirts, and a maxi skirt available in “black” and tonal “nude” with an array of new color options like pink and white teased for an upcoming release. Each garment is stretchy and soft, with a cut-out look achieved through weaving methods. The tank can be paired with the brand’s Maxi Skirt or Linx Pants offerings, the latter of which can be worn in a low-rise or v-cut style.