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Black Designers

BHM: Five Black Design Professionals That Achieved Mainstream Success

Shari Francis | Posted 02.29.2016 | HuffPost Home
Shari Francis

As Black History Month nears its end it is always great to reflect on the positive individuals who impacted the world through their cause or craft. R...

You'll Recognize These Iconic Outfits, But Do You Know Who Designed Them?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.15.2016 | Style

Despite the dearth of black fashion designers featured in stores and on the runway, some of the most iconic style moments in history have been created...

Forbes' 30 Under 30 List Makes Important Stride Toward Diversity

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.06.2016 | Style

Forbes' renowned 30 Under 30 lists were released yesterday and feature a stellar selection of 600 individuals who are kicking butt in their respective...

Why This Student Needs Kickstarter To Fund Her Senior Thesis

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.10.2015 | Style

Anyone who went to undergraduate school knows that completing a senior thesis can be draining. But completing a senior thesis project in a school for ...

We Asked For More Diversity At NYFW, Here's What Happened

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 09.20.2015 | Style

This season, HuffPost Lifestyle asked for more diversity at New York Fashion Week. We wanted NYFW to be an inclusive event for people of all skin tone...

Why New York Fashion Week Still Needs Harlem's Fashion Row

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.20.2015 | Style

Another New York Fashion Week has come to an end, and while we're now hip to the trends we'll be wearing come spring, we can't help but notice how few...

How to Know When to Make a Game-Changing Move

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 04.21.2015 | Style
Brandice N. Daniel

- You think about it and consider it, but how do you know when to jump? Is there a right time to make a game-changing move? That is the question I as...

Black Fashion Notables Earn Major Recognition

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.13.2014 | Black Voices

The nominees and honorees for the 2014 CFDA Awards have been announced, and we're thrilled to see some of our favorite black fashion notables were inc...

5 Reasons You Need To See Pratt Institute's 'Black Dress' Exhibit

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Black Voices

With the close of Paris Fashion Week, the ferocity and fabulousity of Fashion Month has sadly come to an end. However, the style and excitement is liv...

Black Designers Shine On HGTV's 'Design Star'

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Black Voices

Want to know how to find your passion in life? Think of something you'd be willing to do for free, Mikel Welch says. It was those words of wisdom that...

Object of Affection: Lace by Tanaya Earlace

Terrence Phearse | Posted 06.19.2012 | Black Voices
Terrence Phearse

One thing I am yearning for (other than a bigger apartment) is the gorgeous Nefertiti earlace from Lace by Tanaya.

Fashion - Rip the Runway

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 05.28.2012 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

It's the best opportunity for young, gifted, creative, black designers to showcase their work in the fashion arena. More recently, some of the indust...

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Color Theory: Where Are All The Black Designers? | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

It's been nearly 60 years since the first black woman obtained an architecture license in the U.S. And recently there has been a slow, though stead...

Pret-a-Parler: Kanye's Debut Conversation With Style

Marjon Rebecca Carlos | Posted 12.07.2011 | Style
Marjon Rebecca Carlos

In the wake of Mr. West's rather lopsided first showing of his womenswear line, DW by Kanye West, at Paris Fashion Week and its rather tumultuous aftereffect, it would perhaps serve the rapper well to understand that a designer's career is not a monologue.

Are You Buying It? Mateo Bijoux's $45000 Necklace

Terrence Phearse | Posted 11.21.2011 | Black Voices
Terrence Phearse

Long gone are the days when designers were afraid to hit you where it hurts, especially new ones. But if you were in the market for buying a luxe piece, would you opt for a up and coming brand?

Julee Wilson

Brandice Henderson And Harlem's Fashion Row | Julee Wilson | Posted 09.12.2012 | Black Voices

Harlem, N.Y., is no stranger to a movement -- and Harlem's Fashion Row is as significant (and stylish) as they come, thanks to its passionate founder/...

Why Whites Still Dictate Black Style!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Henry Adams

Would a newspaper and website like The Jewish Daily Forward hire a Catholic editor? Would The Advocate engage a straight person as executive director...

Black Style Now? Shouldn't the Obamas Also Choose Black Designers?

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Is the fact that the Obamas have so far passed over black tailors or dress designers a triviality? Or is it a crucial indicator of what's to come?