Carly Cushnie (Photo via Instagram @carlycushnie)

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 instead of Gucci and Prada.


Cushnie et Ochs is a luxury womenswear and accessories brand created by Carly Cushnie.

Kerby Jean-Raymond of Pyer Moss (Photo source: Instagram – @kerbito)

Pyer Moss is a unisex brand founded by Kerby Joan Raymond that aims to challenge social narratives and evoke dialogue.

Telfar campaign (Photo source: Instagram – @Telfarglobal)

Telfar Clemens of Telfar is a unisex brand established by Telfar Clemens.

Felisha of Fe Noel (Photo source: Instagram – @fenoel)

Fe Noel is a colorful and bold womenswear brand created by Felisha.

Dedrick Hideoki Hagiwara Thomas (Photo source: Instagram – @hideokibespoke)

Hideoki Bespoke is a luxury custom menswear brand created by Dedrick Hideoki Hagiwara Thomas.

LaQuan Smith (Photo source: Instagram – @laquan_smith)

LaQuan Smith is LaQuan Smith’s bold designs that have captured the interest of celebrities like Beyoncé and Rihanna.

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.

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

Source: 20 Black designers to support instead of Gucci and Prada