List: 75 Black Designers To Shop, Support and Follow on Instagram

With Gucci and Prada recently making headlines for using blackface on their products, paired with it currently being Black History Month the call to support black designers has amplified. Now before you join the boycott of the Italian Fashion Houses Dapper Dan, who currently heads a Gucci atelier in Harlem makes a valid point on learning on someone else's dime. "Do you expect our young black designers to spend 30+ years mastering fashion by teaching themselves as I did? How do you expect them to compete with the big brands if they don't know the business? They need jobs and internships within these big brands so that they can learn and then branch out on their own," the designer said in a series of Instagram posts after Gucci' CEO traveled to New York for a meeting with Dan because of the public backlash.

Now let's be honest, if you have to have a Prada knapsack with the hat to match or some Gucci this and Gucci that, by all means, cash out on the luxury labels. However, there's black design talent worth shopping, supporting and following and we're not talking about your local graphic-tee brands. We've found 75 designers who specialize in everything from ready-to-wear to evening wear, accessories, shoes, bags and more. Check out our list of black designers below and stay tuned for updates as we add more brands to the list in the future.


1). Pyer Moss

Designer: Kerby Jean-Raymond

Instagram: @pyermoss

Website: https://pyermoss.com

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear

2). Frederick Anderson

Designer: Frederick Anderson

Instagram: @frederickanderson_designer

Website: https://www.frederickandersoncollection.com

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

3). Christopher John Rogers

Designer: Christopher John Rogers

Instagram: @christopherjohnrogers

Website: https://www.christopherjohnrogers.com/

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

4). Studio 189

Designer: Rosario Dawson & Abrima Erwiah

Instagram: @studiooneeightynine

Website: https://studiooneeightynine.com/

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear

5). No Sesso

Designer: Pierre Davis

Instagram: @nosessola

Website: https://nosesso.net/

Unisex Ready-To-Wear

6). Duro Olowu

Designer: Duro Olowu

Instagram: @duroolowu

Website: https://duroolowu.com

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

7). Nicholas Daley

Designer: Nicholas Daley

Instagram: @nicholas_daley

Website: http://www.nicholasdaley.net

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

8). A-COLD-WALL

Designer: Samuel Ross

Instagram: @acoldwall

Website: https://www.a-cold-wall.com

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

9). LaQuan Smith

Designer: LaQuan Smith

Instagram: @laquan_smith

Website: https://laquansmith.com/

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear

10). Romeo Hunte

Designer: Romeo Hunte

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/romeohunte/

Website: https://www.romeohunte.com/

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear

11). Heron Preston

Designer: Heron Preston Johnson

Instagram: @heronpreston

Website: https://www.heronpreston.com

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear/Streetwear Shoes, Bags, Accessories

12). WANT Les Essentiels

Designer: Byron and Dexter Peart 

Instagram: @wantlesessentiels

Website: https://www.wantlesessentiels.com

Men’s Clothing, Men’s & Women’s Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Leather Goods

13). Chelsea Paris

Designer: Theresa Ebagua

Instagram: @chelseaparisint

Website: https://www.chelseaparis.com

Women’s Shoes

14). Armando Cabral

Designer: Armando Cabral

Instagram: @armando_cabral

Website: https://shop.armando-cabral.com

Men’s Shoes

15). Fe Noel

Designer: Fe Noel

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fenoel/

Website: https://fenoel.com/

Women’s Resort Wear

16). Wales Bonner

Designer: Grace Wales Bonner

Instagram: @walesbonner

Website: https://walesbonner.net

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

17). Kenneth Nicholson

Designer: Kenneth Nicholson

Instagram: @kenneth.nicholson

Website: https://www.kennethnicholson.us

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

18). MWR Collection

Designer: Mia Wright-Ross

Instagram: @mwrcollection

Website: https://mwrcollection.com

Luggage & Furniture

19). Tori Soudan Collection

Designer: Tori Soudan

Instagram: @torisoudan

Website: https://torisoudan.com/

Women’s Shoes

20). Cushnie

Designer: Carly Cushnie

Instagram: @cushnie

Website: https://www.cushnie.com

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

21). Tracy Reese

Designer: Tracy Reese

Instagram: @tracy_reese

Website:

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

22). Public School

Designer: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne

Instagram: @publicschoolnyc

Website: https://www.publicschoolnyc.com/

Men’s Ready-To-Wear & Accessories

23). Off-White™⁣

Designer: Virgil Abloh

Instagram: @off____white

Website: https://www.off---white.com

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To Wear, Shoes, Bags and Accessories

24). Toured Designs

Designer: Alhassan Toure

Instagram: @touredesigns

Website: https://www.alhassantoure.com/

Men’s & Women’s Leather Outerwear

25). Stella Jean Roma

Designer: Stella Jean

Instagram: @stellajeanroma

Website: https://www.stellajean.com/

Women’s & Kids Ready-To-Wear

26). Sergio Hudson

Designer: Sergio Hudson

Instagram: @sergiohudson

Website: http://www.sergiohudson.com/

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

27). lemlem

Designer: Liya Kebede

Instagram: @lemlemofficial

Website: https://www.lemlem.com/

Men’s, Women’s & Kid’s Ready-To-Wear

28). Savant & Scholar Eyewear 

Designer: Jamel Marshall

Instagram: @memoirs_of_a_king

Website: https://savantandscholar.com

Unisex Eyewear

29). Duckie Confetti

Designer: Duckie Confetti 

Instagram: @duckie_confetti

Website: https://www.confetti-boutique.com/

Men’s & Women’s Custom Pieces and Accessories

30). Brother Vellies

Designer: Aurora James

Instagram: @brothervellies

Website: https://brothervellies.com/collections

Women’s Shoes

31). COLRS

Designer: M

Instagram: @colrsbaby

Website: http://colrsbaby.com/

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

32). Martine Rose

Designer: Martine Rose

Instagram: @martine_rose

Website: www.martine-rose.com

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

33). Mateo New York

Designer: Matthew Harris

Instagram: @mateonewyork

Website: https://mateonewyork.com/

Men’s & Women’s Jewelry and Women’s Handbags

34). Victor Glemaud

Designer: Victor Glemaud

Instagram: @glemaud

Website: https://www.glemaud.com

Unisex Ready-To-Wear

35). Karl Kani

Designer: Karl Kani

Instagram: @KarlKani

Website: https://karlkani.com

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear

36). Telfar

Designer: Telfar Clemens

Instagram: @telfarglobal

Website: https://shop.telfar.net

Unisex Ready-To-Wear

37). PRPS

Designer: Donwan Harrell

Instagram: @prpsjeans

Website: https://www.prpsjeans.com

Men’s & Women’s Denim

38). EFM Engineered For Motion

Designer: Donrad Duncan

Instagram: @efmmenswear

Website: https://www.efmmenswear.com

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

39). Premme

Designer: Gabi Gregg and Nicolette Mason

Instagram: @premme.us

Website: https://premme.us/

Women’s Plus Size Ready To Wear

40). HARBISON Collection

Designer: Charles Harbison

Instagram: @hrbsn

Website:

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

41). Malone Souliers

Designer: Roy Luwolt & Mary Alice Malone

Instagram: @malonesouliers

Website: https://shop.malonesouliers.com

Women’s Shoes

42). Ozwald Boateng

Designer: Ozwald Boateng

Instagram: @ozwald_boateng

Website: https://ozwaldboateng.co.uk

Men’s Ready-To-Wear & Bespoke

43). Maki Oh Lagos

Designer: Amaka Osakwe

Instagram: @maki.oh

Website: https://www.makioh.com

Women’s & Men’s Ready-To-Wear

44). DYNE

Designer: Christopher Bevans

Instagram: @dyne.life

Website: https://dyne.life

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

45). Aimé Leon Dore

Designer: Teddy Santis

Instagram: @aimeleondore

Website: https://www.aimeleondore.com/

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

46). Sammy B

Designer: Samantha Black

Instagram: @samanthablacknyc

Website: https://sammybdesigns.com/

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

47). Fear of God

Designer: Jerry Lorenzo

Instagram: @fearofgod

Website: https://fearofgod.com

Men’s Ready-To-Wear/Streetwear

48). Coco and Breezy Eyewear

Designer: Corianna and Brianna Dotson

Instagram: @cocoandbreezy

Website: https://cocoandbreezy.com/

Men’s & Women’s Eyewear

49). The Brooklyn Circus

Designer: Ouigi Theodore

Instagram: @thebkcircus

Website: https://thebkcircus.com/

Men’s Streetwear

50). Aminah Abdul Jillil

Designer: Aminah Abdul Jillil

Instagram: @aminahjillil

Website: https://aminahabduljillil.com/

Women’s Shoes

51). Maliko Studios

Designer: Ebuka Omaliko

Instagram: @malikostudios

Website:

Men’s & Women’s Shoes and bags

52). Bishme Cromartie

Designer: Bishme Cromartie

Instagram: @bishme_cromartie

Website: http://bishmercromartie.com

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

53). Walker Wear

Designer: April Walker

Instagram: @walkerwear

Website: https://walkerwear.com/

Men’s & Women’s Streetwear

54). Fruché

Designer: Frank Aghuno

Instagram: @fruche.official

Website:

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

55). EDAS

Designer: Sade Mims

Instagram: @__edas

Website: https://www.edasjewels.com/home

Women’s Accessories

56). 5001 Flavors Clothing Co.

Designer: Guy Sr. Wood and  Sharene Wood 

Instagram: @5001flavors

Website: https://www.5001flavors.com

Men’s & Women’s Custom Pieces

57). Tongoro

Designer: Sarah Diouf

Instagram: @tongorostudio

Website: https://www.tongoro.com/shop

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

58). HEAD OF STATE+

Designer: Taofeek Abijako

Instagram: @headofstate_

Website: http://www.headofstateny.com/

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

59). Lisa Folawiyo

Designer: Lisa Folawiyo

Instagram: @lisafolawiyo_studio

Website: http://www.lisafolawiyo.com/

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

60). Bobby Day

Designer: Bobby Day

Instagram: @bobbydaynyc

Website: https://www.bobbydaybk.com

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

61). Casely-Hayford

Designer: Charlie Casely-Hayford

Instagram: @caselyhayfordlondon

Website: https://store.casely-hayford.com/

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear

62). Laurenceairline

Designer: Laurence Chauvin-Buthaud

Instagram: @laurenceairlineofficial

Website: http://www.laurenceairline.com

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

63). Rich Mnisi

Designer: Rich Mnisi

Instagram: rich_mnisi

Website: https://www.richmnisi.com/

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear

64). Brett Johnson Co.

Designer: Brett Johnson

Instagram: @brettjohnsonco

Website: https://brettjohnson.co

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

65). Sir & Madame

Designer: Brian and Autumn Merritt

Instagram: @sirandmadame

Website: http://www.sirandmadame.com

Men’s & Women’s Clothing and Accessories

66). Xuly.Bët

Designer: Lamine Badian Kouyaté

Instagram: @xulybetofficial

Website: https://xulybet.com

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear

67). Emmy Kasbit Nigeria

Designer: Okoro Emmanuel 

Instagram: @EmmyKasbit

Website: https://emmykasbit.com

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear

68). ALIÉTTE

Designer: Jason Rembert

Instagram: @alietteny

Website:

Women’s Evening Wear

69). Rubin Chapelle

Designer: Sonja Rubin and Kip Chapelle

Instagram: @RubinChapelle

Website: https://www.rubinchapelle.com/shop

Women’s Ready-To-Wear

70). WOOD HOUSE ARMY

Designer: Julian Woodhouse & Kirill Kabachenko

Instagram: @woodhousearmy

Website: https://woodhousearmy.com

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

71). Mike Frames Eyewear

Designer: Mike James Jr

Instagram: @mikeframeseyewear

Website: https://www.mikeframes.com/

Unisex Eyewear

72). Sergio Wonder

Designer: Omar Sergio Mornan

Instagram: @sergiowonder

Website: https://www.notjustalabel.com/sergio-wonder

Men’s Ready-To-Wear

73). Johnny Nelson Jewelry

Designer: Johnny Nelson

Instagram: @johnnynelsonjewelry

Website: http://johnnynelson.nyc

Unisex Jewelry

74). SUKEINA

Designer: Omar Salam

Instagram: @s.u.k.e.i.n.a

Website: https://www.sukeina.co

Men’s & Women’s Ready-To-Wear

75). Abstract Illism

Designer: Rashaad Holley

Instagram: @abstractillism

Website: https://abstractillism.com

Unisex Streetwear

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