Are you tired of cancelling luxury brands for insensitive and sometimes down-right racist actions? It seems like every day another store is getting called out for mistreating people or they’re shutting down a branch for a day of “sensitivity training”. What is going on?! It’s 2019, and some people haven’t learned how to be kind to one another. If you’re in need of luxury goods but don’t want to invest your coin in a brand that doesn’t invest in you, then this list is for you. These are 8 Black owned luxury brands you should know about.
LaQuan Smith is the first on our list of Black owned luxury brands. The brand is named after it’s owner and has grabbed the attention of celebrities like Rihanna, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga. The womenswear line is very glamorous and is made with exceptional attention to detail. The pieces are unique and sexy. Having only been formally around since 2013, LaQuan Smith has wasted no time taking the world by storm.
Pyer Moss is among the more well known Black owned luxury brands. The brand makes clothing for men and women but we are quite taken with the menswear at the moment. The brand has a few exceptionally tailored suits and pants among more casual clothing. Right now they have a collaboration with Reebok that features bright and bold streetwear. It’s founder, Kerby Jean-Raymond says that Pyer Moss was made to challenge social narratives. We love when a brand stands for more than clothing.
Coming in at number 3 of Black owned luxury brands, is Cushnie. The brand sells ready-to-wear womenswear and accessories. The brand is named after it’s founder, Carly Cushnie. Cushnie believes in celebrating diversity and inclusion. Cushnie is no stranger to working with big names with a clientele of Lupita Nyong’o, Michelle Obama, and Jennifer Lopez. Cushnie features minimalistic design with rich colors and fabrics.
Andrea Iyamah is a luxury brand by a Nigerian designer named Dumebi Iyamah. Iyamah’s main focus is to create pieces that have a connection to Africa. This influence leads her to create stunning patterns and styles. This Black owned brand features swimsuits like you’ve never seen before. They’re unique and intricate. They also have ready to wear items that are very feminine and accentuate women’s curves.
Fear of God
Fear of God is the fifth on ur list of Black owned Luxury Brands. The brand was created by Jerry Lorenzo in 2012 and features ready to wear streetwear and sneakers. The brand has a laidback attitude. The price may seem a bit steep for joggers and hoodies but the uniqueness of the jackets and exceptional quality will quickly make you realise that these pieces will last a lifetime.
The last but not least on our list of Black owned luxury brands is Romeo Hunte. Named after its creator, Romeo Hunte launched the brand in 2014. The brand features ready to wear streetwear for women and men that blurs the line between masculine and feminine. Hunte’s clothing has exceptional attention to detail and is edgy. It’s perfect for people with an urban style who like to know that when they step out, there are zero chances anyone else will be wearing what they’re wearing. Like the jacket that converts into a two piece set below.
Black owned luxury brands can be quite expensive but offer quality that fast fashion can’t afford to. Although prices are steep, you have to consider that these items will last a lifetime. As for us, we’re saving up our coin because we believe in investing in a company that has Black priorities at the forefront of their mission. Let us know in the comments if you love any of the designers we’ve mentioned or if you know of more that didn’t make it to this list!
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