Kanye West is known for making big statements and some may be a little controversial but the latest from the rapper really resonated with me. “February is now Black Future Month.” His idea originated from an Afrofuturistic essay written in 2013 titled “How Long ‘Til Black Future Month.” West’s statement implies his belief that the future is here and we are ready to work towards it. As a fashion designer, I presume he believes the future has also arrived for Black fashion designers as well. There is still a lot of work to be done but as an optimistic Black fashion editor, his words were music to my ears. The future is here and this month is all about celebration so why don’t we have some fun shopping a few up-and-coming Black-owned fashion brands.
There’s is so much to love about indie fashion brands created by Black creatives and you must check them out. However, I’m here today to tell you about those Black-owned brands that have already landed at our favorite major retailers making them so easy to add to the cart during your next routine order. There is such a beautiful range from feminine dresses to edgy silhouettes from the below designers I’ve chosen so I insist you take a quick scroll and find something special for yourself.