Whether you’re looking for new swimsuits or a casual outfit for a day indoors, here are 10 Black-owned clothing brands to shop from this season!
There are hundreds of Black-owned fashion brands to support, both locally and internationally. Check out other helpful resources for more brands, including lists by Cosmopolitan, Refinery29, Vogue, and GQ.
Zelie for She
About: Zelie for She is an unapologetic expression of ones authenticity and individuality. All designs are made in a limited run.
About: A.Au takes pride in creating sophisticated and elegant pieces. Handcrafted by a sartorially advanced atelier with influences of A.Au’s experiences from paths walked around the globe. An inimitable fashion statement in the present, and a promise of a bright and resilient future.
Sizes: XS–L, 10-16
About: Míe is a lifestyle brand that provides design and fashion consciously made to be nature-friendly. Our focus is on resort wear, made with natural and biodegradable fabrics, that are breathable, elegant and functional, for conscious women and all women with refined taste. All our clothes are locally made by seamstresses and artisans here in Lagos, Nigeria where we are based.
About: Founded in 2017, by Kassim Lassissi. We are a unisex clothing line Made in Africa. Produced in West Africa. (Cotonou, Benin, & Dakar, Senegal)
Hope For Flowers
About: At Hope for Flowers, we believe that by incorporating positive, social and ecological practices into our sourcing and operating structures, we can imbue our products with greater substance and offer our customers an opportunity to be a part of doing good while looking good.
About: Andrea Iyamah owned by Nigerian fashion designer Andrea Iyamah, is a clothing line strongly inspired by colour, ethnic cultures, nature and design elements that stay true to creating authentic clothing and resort wear with hints of a retro yet contemporary edge in design.
About: Rue107 is a New York based contemporary women’s wear lifestyle brand. With beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, our mission is to create whimsical, fun, and statement-making clothing and swimwear for women who want to express their unique personality through their wardrobe.
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About: Informed by broad research encompassing critical theory, musical composition, literature and history, WALES BONNER embraces a multiplicity of perspectives, proposing a distinct notion of luxury, via a hybrid of European and Afro-Atlantic approaches. Grace Wales Bonner launched her eponymous label in 2014, following her graduation from Central Saint Martins. Established as a menswear brand, Wales Bonner’s soulful tailoring soon expanded to womenswear.
Sizes: S–XL, 38–44
About: Born and based in London, Bianca Saunders launched her eponymous label in 2017, following her graduation from The Royal College of Art ‘Masters of Arts’ in Menswear. In 2018, Bianca Saunders was selected by the British Fashion Council as ‘One To Watch’. Since then she has shown four seasons with London Fashion week men’s and is currently a part of The BFC’s NEWGEN program. ‘BIANCA SAUNDERS’ pushes at gender, and investigates construction to propose fresh ideas for menswear. Both her Caribbean roots and her signature cutting which captures movement in clothes, have been the base to the collections.
About: Pyer Moss was founded in 2013 by Kerby Jean-Raymond. Jean-Raymond describes the brand as an “art project” or “a timely social experiment” at times. Pyer Moss aims to use its voice and platform to challenge social narratives and evoke dialogue. The Pyer Moss collections are produced in New York City, Italy and Portugal.