black owned high fashion brands
lemlem $485

We all have our passions. I am passionate about voting. It’s one of the easiest ways to make change happen and to have a say in how our cities and country work. Another way to help make change, is with money. Money is power. When you give a company money, you give them power. I know many of you would like to spend more money on black-owned high fashion brands, so I’ve put together a list of my favorites. You will see many lines new to you. Others will be familiar…

lemlem by Liya Kebede

black owned high fashion brands
lemlem $495 $346
lemlem by Liya Kebede is one of my absolute favorite designers for summer and resort wear. The beautiful prints and breezy silhouettes are everything. lemlem is sold at MyTheresa, Bloomingdale’s, Shopbop, Yoox, Farfetch, and Madewell.

Hope for Flowers by Tracy Reese

black owned high fashion brands
Hope for Flowers $328

Plenty by Tracy Reese was one of my go-to lines years ago. Now, Tracy has put all her efforts into her Hope for Flowers line, which is even better. Hope for Flowers is all about sustainability, focusing on eco-friendly textiles and “slow fashion.” It is sold at Anthropologie and Hope for Flowers.

Christopher John Rogers

black owned high fashion brands
Christopher John Rogers $2,625
Christopher John Rogers is on the higher end of the black owned high fashion brands. Turn to Mr. Rogers if you are looking for feathers, taffeta silk, or grandiose silhouettes. You can find Christopher John Rogers on Net-A-Porter.

Fe Noel

black owned high fashion brands
Fe Noel $148
Fe Noel is another go-to designer for gorgeous summer resort pieces. Fe Noel is sold at Bloomingdale’s and via its own online store.

Mateo NY

black owned high fashion brands
Mateo NY $575
Mateo NY, by designer Matthew Harris, is a stunning line of fashion-forward fine jewelry. You can find it at Net-A-Porter, Bloomingdale’s, Saks 5th Avenue, Shopbop, and Farfetch.

Stella Jean

black owned high fashion brands
Stella Jean $450

You can really see how much I love designers that put out these incredible prints and refreshing silhouettes. Stella Jean is sold at Shopbop, Farfetch, and The Outnet.

Cushnie

black owned high fashion brands
Cushnie $1,495 $748

I have been trying to go to the Cushnie NYFW show for eight years now. Its popularity usually means I don’t get an invite. Created by Carlie Cushine, it is accurately described as sexy, sophisticated, and simply powerful. Cushnie is sold at Shopbop, Bloomingdale’s, Net-A-Porter, Farfetch, Intermix, and Neiman Marcus.

Diarrablu

black owned high fashion brands
Diarrablu $195
Founded by Diarra Bousso, the brand focuses on sustainability. Its mission is to highlight the African continent’s rich colors and unique patterns through versatile pieces that are designed using mathematical concepts. Pictured is my favorite piece from their current collection. There is nothing I don’t love about this look from Diarrablu. Diarrablu is sold via its own online store.

Lurelly

black owned high fashion brands
Lurelly $340
Although Lurelly, by designer Lurell M, focuses mainly on bridal or formal wear, I love the occasional more casual pieces she puts out. Lurelly is sold via its own online store.

Coco and Breezy

black owned high fashion brands
Coco and Breezy $250
How refreshing to see a line of sunglasses that’s not part of the Luxottica eyewear conglomerate! Coco and Breezy creates sunglasses and prescription glasses that are edgy and fun, fresh and cool. The glasses, by twin designers Corianna and Brianna Dotson, are sold via their own online store.

Mangishi Doll

black owned fashion brands
Mangishi Doll $169 $111.30
You know all I want to do is wear extravagant dresses and call it a day. That’s what Mangishi Doll makes. Founded by Kapasa Musonda, Mangishi Doll may be my favorite on this list because they have the largest selection of fabulosity. The brand is sold via its own online store.

Nude Barre

black owned high fashion brands
Nude Barre $33

Many of you know that I am bonkers for nude micro-fishnets. I adore Nude Barre for providing micro fishnets in a plethora of nude shades from Irish cream to mocha. Nude Barre, founded by Erin Carpenter, is sold via its own online store.

Tegaa

black owned high fashion brands
Tegaa $9.99

Tegaa is owned by Nay Secka, a local San Diegan, and my friend. All her pieces are made from sustainable and ethically sourced materials from Gambia, West Africa. Tegaa is sold via its own online store.

Hanifa

black owned high fashion brands
Hanifa $369

I don’t always adore Hanifa’s pieces, but I am obsessed with this mini dress. It is sold via its own online store.

Lola Ade

black owned high fashion brands
Lola Ade $19.99

Lola Ade is a sweet line I had to add to the list. The jewelry is inexpensive and on-trend. It is sold via its own online store.