WAIT, that’s BLACK OWNED?

In celebration of BLACK HISTORY MONTH, I wanted to share some of my favorite black-owned brands and black designers. From streetwear to swimwear, from luxury to accessories, black creativity is alive and ready to finesse. There were actually so many I wanted to share with you all that I will have to put two other lists together. This is only PART I. Please enjoy, share with friends, PURCHASE things, and comment your favorites too.

MILANO DI ROUGE – IG: @milanodirouge – Philadelphia

We believe it’s never too late to follow your dreams. We empower and encourage dream chasers to keep achieving. Milano Di Rouge started from a grassroots setting with all distribution of goods, products, and services delivered personally by the owner, Milan Rouge.

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10.DEEP– IG: @10deep – NYC

10.DEEP® is an independent heritage street fashion brand and self-contained creative collective founded by Scott Sasso in 1995.

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THE WRAP LIFE – IG: @thewraplife – Brooklyn

Head wraps that inspire magical women.

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Father Stretch My Bands – IG: @visionarysociety – Harlem

Inspired by Society. A lifestyle streetwear brand modeled by motivational purposes only.

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ADORNED BY CHI – IG: @adornedbychi

A lifestyle brand for misfits and magical girls.

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SWANKBLUE – IG: @swankblue – Los Angeles

SWANK Blue is an e-Boutique curated by Celebrity Fashion Stylist, Olori SWANK. Olori is called on by the likes of Young Jeezy, T.I, Keyshia Cole, Tyrese, Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover), Christina Milian, and countless others to lend her one of kind styling sense and skill set.

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ROOLE – IG: @roole.co – Charlotte

R.O.O.L.E – (RULE OVER OUR LIFE EVERYDAY) is a clothing brand fusing youth cultures with contemporary menswear. The strength in the brand lies in the hands of the individuals by redefining style, interplaying new shapes with the body, and clarifying a constant quest for innovation.

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ANDREA IYAMAH – IG: @andreaiyamah – Nigeria

Andrea Iyamah owned by Nigerian fashion designer Dumebi Iyamah, is a clothing line strongly inspired by color and ethnic cultures. With a flare for fashion and the arts, she advanced her tailoring skills and educated herself about fashion which later fueled the genesis of the A.I. brand at an early age of 17.

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EAT. – IG: @allhomage – Washington, DC

Elevate all the time.#IfYouDontEatYouDieInTheStreet

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PISH POSH – IG: @thepishposhgirl – Philadelphia by way of Greensboro

“Every Inch Is Hand Painted” .. why? Emani thinks by painting each piece it gives her line a paved gateway leading to a NEW evolution of fashion and it’s just unique. She was born to inspire, and to gather up all her talents together and become what most only dreamed to be.

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SLASHED BY TIA – IG: @slashedbytia – New York, NY

20-year-old Teni Adeola is a student at The New School majoring in Culture and Media.

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