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20 Awesome Clothing Brands That'll Change Your Closet Forever

From Heron Preston to Omondi and Fear of God, these black-owned and black-founded clothing brands are setting fashion trends worldwide.

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1. Ikré Jones will be your go-to for breathtaking scarves, jackets, shirts, and sport coats that tell a powerful story through their sleek tailoring and vibrant prints.

Ikré Jones was founded by designer, musician, and lawyer Walé Oyéjidé, who teamed up with tailor Sam Hubler to create the line’s beautiful designs. Walé’s brand has gained a large following, and his designs can even be seen in the hit film Black Panther. 
Get the sport coat from Ikré Jones for $500 (available in sizes 36-48 and two construction styles).
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Ikré Jones was founded by designer, musician, and lawyer Walé Oyéjidé, who teamed up with tailor Sam Hubler to create the line’s beautiful designs. Walé’s brand has gained a large following, and his designs can even be seen in the hit film Black Panther. 


Get the sport coat from Ikré Jones for $500 (available in sizes 36-48 and two construction styles).

2. Cushnie et Ochs can truly change your fashion life with curve-hugging dresses, chic jumpsuits, fly activewear, and more lovely designs every fashion fiend will adore.

Founded in 2008 by Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, Cushnie et Ochs is a staple among fashion fans seeking streamlined, minimal styling with the perfect amount of sex appeal. You can shop the line at Net-A-Porter, ShopStyle, Intermix, Forward, The Outnet, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus.Get the one-shoulder dress from Neiman Marcus for $1,595 (available in sizes 0-12).
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Founded in 2008 by Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, Cushnie et Ochs is a staple among fashion fans seeking streamlined, minimal styling with the perfect amount of sex appeal.

You can shop the line at Net-A-Porter, ShopStyle, Intermix, Forward, The Outnet, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus.

Get the one-shoulder dress from Neiman Marcus for $1,595 (available in sizes 0-12).

3. Philadelphia Printworks is sure to keep you feeling empowered thanks to T-shirts and sweatshirts that feature minimal designs that celebrate important black figures and cultural moments — while also drawing attention to social issues and topics important to the black community.

Philadelphia Printworks was founded in 2010 by Maryam Pugh and Ruth Perez, with the brand looking to both move forward the work on social justice issues and provide a space to celebrate DIY projects. Philadelphia Printworks has since expanded to a larger collective of individuals who use their creativity and art to support their goals and initiatives as activists. Get the Paris Is Burning sweatshirt from Philadelphia Print Works for $35 (available in sizes S-5XL).
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Philadelphia Printworks was founded in 2010 by Maryam Pugh and Ruth Perez, with the brand looking to both move forward the work on social justice issues and provide a space to celebrate DIY projects. Philadelphia Printworks has since expanded to a larger collective of individuals who use their creativity and art to support their goals and initiatives as activists.

Get the Paris Is Burning sweatshirt from Philadelphia Print Works for $35 (available in sizes S-5XL).

4. Fear of God will give your outfits all kinds of grunge and rocker greatness with its trendy jackets, pants, and footwear crafted from luxurious fabrics you will be more than obsessed with.

Fear of God was founded in 2013 by Jerry Lorenzo, who used the line as a way to creatively express his Christian faith. He is good friends with Kanye West and he also designed all of the merch for Justin Bieber’s Purpose tour. Given that Jerry is an avid collector of vintage rock tees, his line is a clear reflection of his love for the ease of ‘90s grunge, featuring pieces with with elements like oversized silhouettes, distressing details, paint splatters, and plaid prints. 
You can shop the line at Mr. Porter, Ssense, Forward, and Barneys. You can also find the line's more budget-friendly spin-off collection F.O.G. at PacSun. Get the plaid flannel shirt for $795 (available in sizes M-XL).
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Fear of God was founded in 2013 by Jerry Lorenzo, who used the line as a way to creatively express his Christian faith. He is good friends with Kanye West and he also designed all of the merch for Justin Bieber’s Purpose tour. Given that Jerry is an avid collector of vintage rock tees, his line is a clear reflection of his love for the ease of ‘90s grunge, featuring pieces with with elements like oversized silhouettes, distressing details, paint splatters, and plaid prints. 


You can shop the line at Mr. Porter, Ssense, Forward, and Barneys. You can also find the line's more budget-friendly spin-off collection F.O.G. at PacSun.

Get the plaid flannel shirt for $795 (available in sizes M-XL).

5. FKSP should be at the top of your list for fierce jumpsuits, tailored pants, dramatic tops, and curve-hugging skirts priced affordably without sacrificing quality.

Founded by Folake Kuye Huntoon, the line’s designs reflect her signature balance of proportions with its wide-leg pants and jumpsuits and structured tops. FKSP was launched as an extension of the designer's successful fashion journal Style Pantry, where she documents her impeccable style and reveals where she purchased her awesome pieces. 
Get the high-waist wide-leg pants from FKSP for $72 (available in sizes XS-XL).
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Founded by Folake Kuye Huntoon, the line’s designs reflect her signature balance of proportions with its wide-leg pants and jumpsuits and structured tops. FKSP was launched as an extension of the designer's successful fashion journal Style Pantry, where she documents her impeccable style and reveals where she purchased her awesome pieces. 


Get the high-waist wide-leg pants from FKSP for $72 (available in sizes XS-XL).

6. Heron Preston will have you shutting down the sidewalk as you rock workwear-inspired pieces crafted with luxurious fabrics and sporty detailing while still giving a thrift-store-cool vibe.

The line was founded by Heron Preston, an artist, DJ, and content creator who previously worked with the Life of Pablo and Yeezy labels, and as Nike’s global digital producer. He melds his own style and creative connection to his work into his designs, which feature elements like bright neon colors, camo prints, reflective bands, and oversized fits. 

You can shop the line at Ssense, Farfetch, END, Barneys, and HBX. 

Get the hooded sweatshirt from HBX for $415 (available in sizes S-L).
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The line was founded by Heron Preston, an artist, DJ, and content creator who previously worked with the Life of Pablo and Yeezy labels, and as Nike’s global digital producer. He melds his own style and creative connection to his work into his designs, which feature elements like bright neon colors, camo prints, reflective bands, and oversized fits. 



You can shop the line at Ssense, Farfetch, END, Barneys, and HBX. 



Get the hooded sweatshirt from HBX for $415 (available in sizes S-L).

7. Kris Harring can upgrade your closet with chic evening wear inspired by the tuxedo and the designer's creative twists on the style staple.

Founded by Kris Harring, the line aims to abandon the menswear and womenswear labels, bringing together elements of those silhouettes for a genderless formalwear pieces. To request a custom design from Kris Harring, click here.
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Founded by Kris Harring, the line aims to abandon the menswear and womenswear labels, bringing together elements of those silhouettes for a genderless formalwear pieces.

To request a custom design from Kris Harring, click here.

8. Courtney Noelle will be your only stop for elegant dresses and gowns perfect for showing off your figure and making you the fiercest guest at every function.

The line was founded by designer Courtney Noelle and features fabulous pieces designed specifically for plus-size figures. Get the peplum dress from Courtney Noelle for $100 (available in sizes L-4X and in four colors).
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The line was founded by designer Courtney Noelle and features fabulous pieces designed specifically for plus-size figures.

Get the peplum dress from Courtney Noelle for $100 (available in sizes L-4X and in four colors).

9. Malaika Apparel is guaranteed to you have you maxing out on gorgeous shirts, sweatshirts, headwraps, and other accessories that proudly proclaim the beauty of blackness.

Malaika Apparel was founded in 2015 by Rita Bunatal. She wanted to use the line to creatively express her thoughts and experiences as a first-generation African in America and to offer pieces that accurately share the stories of black people and people of color across the diaspora. 
Get the sweatshirt from Malaika Apparel for $30 (available in sizes S-2XL).
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Malaika Apparel was founded in 2015 by Rita Bunatal. She wanted to use the line to creatively express her thoughts and experiences as a first-generation African in America and to offer pieces that accurately share the stories of black people and people of color across the diaspora.


Get the sweatshirt from Malaika Apparel for $30 (available in sizes S-2XL).

10. Off-White will give your personal style a serious upgrade with smart fashions that range from roomy streetwear to impeccably tailored suiting.

Off-White was founded by DJ and creative designer Virgil Abloh in 2013 and quickly grabbed the attention of the fashion community. The line is a favorite among style mavens worldwide, with Virgil continually marrying trendy silhouettes and fits to put his spin on timeless wardrobe staples. But his greatness doesn’t stop at fashion: Along with clothing, Virgil also designs equally stunning furniture. You can shop the line at Antonioli, ShopStyle, Ssense, Farfetch, and Barneys.Get the double breasted jacket from Off-White for $2,110 (available in sizes 40-42)
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Off-White was founded by DJ and creative designer Virgil Abloh in 2013 and quickly grabbed the attention of the fashion community. The line is a favorite among style mavens worldwide, with Virgil continually marrying trendy silhouettes and fits to put his spin on timeless wardrobe staples. But his greatness doesn’t stop at fashion: Along with clothing, Virgil also designs equally stunning furniture.

You can shop the line at Antonioli, ShopStyle, Ssense, Farfetch, and Barneys.

Get the double breasted jacket from Off-White for $2,110 (available in sizes 40-42)
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11. Legendary Rootz T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets are all you'll need to celebrate black pride in the most amazing way.

Legendary Rootz’s creative tees are one of its most popular products, with the brand housing numerous designs that'll say just about anything you’ve wanted to about your blackness. Get the shirt from Legendary Rootz for $25 (available in sizes S-3XL and in four colors). 

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Legendary Rootz’s creative tees are one of its most popular products, with the brand housing numerous designs that'll say just about anything you’ve wanted to about your blackness.

Get the shirt from Legendary Rootz for $25 (available in sizes S-3XL and in four colors). 


12. Stuzo Clothing should have your inner stylist obsessing over fly AF, genderless fashions created to empower EVERY person who wears them.

The line was founded in 2010 by Stoney Michelli and Uzo Ejikeme. It features hats, T-shirts, jerseys, jackets, and other apparel and accessories. Since its launch, it has gained a huge following, including celebrity fans like eyewear designers Coco and Breezy and actress and producer Lena Waithe. Get the shirt from Stuzo Clothing for $30 (available in sizes S-3XL).
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The line was founded in 2010 by Stoney Michelli and Uzo Ejikeme. It features hats, T-shirts, jerseys, jackets, and other apparel and accessories. Since its launch, it has gained a huge following, including celebrity fans like eyewear designers Coco and Breezy and actress and producer Lena Waithe.

Get the shirt from Stuzo Clothing for $30 (available in sizes S-3XL).

13. Omondi will have you looking comfy-cool in cozy pullovers, vibrant dresses, jumpsuits, and chic trousers you can mix and match for effortlessly perfect looks.

Omondi was founded by Recho Omondi in 2015, who is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Recho's line features an alluring mix of structured and sharply tailored pieces with more free-flowing design elements. And many of her pieces take on conversations on race and culture, such as a controversial sweatshirt from the line that Issa Rae rocked during the second season of her hit show Insecure.

Get the shirt from Omondi for $430 (available in size 4).
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Omondi was founded by Recho Omondi in 2015, who is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Recho's line features an alluring mix of structured and sharply tailored pieces with more free-flowing design elements. And many of her pieces take on conversations on race and culture, such as a controversial sweatshirt from the line that Issa Rae rocked during the second season of her hit show Insecure.



Get the shirt from Omondi for $430 (available in size 4).

14. Mama Made After 8 is perfect for stocking up on beyond-cute sweatshirts, T-shirts, and onesies for both you and your precious little one.

Mama Made After 8 was founded by Ariel Joy and features some darling designs any parent or cool baby would want to add to their clothing collection. 



Get the shirt from Mama Made After 8 on Etsy for $17.99 (available in sizes 2T-6 and six colors).
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Mama Made After 8 was founded by Ariel Joy and features some darling designs any parent or cool baby would want to add to their clothing collection. 





Get the shirt from Mama Made After 8 on Etsy for $17.99 (available in sizes 2T-6 and six colors).

15. Kashmir VIII can bless your life with dope graphic T-shirt styles designed to honor amazing figures and milestones in black pop culture.

Kashmir VIII was founded by artist Kashmir Thompson, who creates all the artwork featured on the apparel and accessories sold on the site. Get the shirt from Kashmir VII for $45 (available in sizes S-3XL).
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Kashmir VIII was founded by artist Kashmir Thompson, who creates all the artwork featured on the apparel and accessories sold on the site.

Get the shirt from Kashmir VII for $45 (available in sizes S-3XL).

16. Raeana will make you the most luxe person in the game with elegantly crafted jackets and accessories that look as fantastical as they are fabulous, with each piece’s silhouette largely inspired by the striated elytra of the Passalidae beetle.

Founded by Raeana, the line looks to find exciting new ways to tell style stories through moody aesthetics and dramatic silhouettes, while employing the Parsons School of Design graduate's skills in both fur and leather craftsmanship. 


Get the hooded parka from Raeana for $6,650.
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Founded by Raeana, the line looks to find exciting new ways to tell style stories through moody aesthetics and dramatic silhouettes, while employing the Parsons School of Design graduate's skills in both fur and leather craftsmanship. 




Get the hooded parka from Raeana for $6,650.

17. Cross Colours can give you a blast from the past, with the '90s legendary style brand reworking its pieces to include modern details and cuts while still incorporating key design elements that helped the line define the epic decade.

Cross Colours was founded in 1989 by Carl Jones, quickly becoming a must-have for every ‘90s trendsetter. The line became a driving force of style across music and pop culture before completely ceasing production in the mid-‘90s. But after a 20-year hiatus, the brand remerged in 2014, providing a fresh take on the designs that made the line iconic. 
You can shop the line at Urban Outfitters, Zumiez, Forever 21, PLNDR, Dolls Kill. Get the color block bomber jacket from Cross Colours for $168 (available in sizes S-2XL).
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Cross Colours was founded in 1989 by Carl Jones, quickly becoming a must-have for every ‘90s trendsetter. The line became a driving force of style across music and pop culture before completely ceasing production in the mid-‘90s. But after a 20-year hiatus, the brand remerged in 2014, providing a fresh take on the designs that made the line iconic. 


You can shop the line at Urban Outfitters, Zumiez, Forever 21, PLNDR, Dolls Kill.

Get the color block bomber jacket from Cross Colours for $168 (available in sizes S-2XL).

18. LaQuan Smith will completely redefine your looks with womenswear and footwear that features showstopping details like sheer layers, shimmering embellishments, ruffles, and metallic finishes.

LaQuan Smith debuted his first collection in 2010, with stars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Ariana Grande — as well as countless fashion fans — rocking his exquisite designs. Get the mirror dress from Lequan Smith for $1,200 (available in sizes XS-L and two colors).
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LaQuan Smith debuted his first collection in 2010, with stars like Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Ariana Grande — as well as countless fashion fans — rocking his exquisite designs.

Get the mirror dress from Lequan Smith for $1,200 (available in sizes XS-L and two colors).

19. Telfar is a brand that'll make you want to overload on chic unisex clothing and accessories with minimal designs and impeccable construction.

Telfar Clemens founded Telfar in 2005 to provide an inclusive brand accessible to all people. Telfar was awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2017, and the groundbreaking brand recently launched a capsule collection with White Castle to celebrate the nationwide release of the Telfar x White Castle unisex uniform that was rolled out at each of the over 400+ White Castle locations across the nation; 100% of White Castle proceeds from the capsule collection went toward to the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Liberty and Justice Fund, which pays bail for minors held on Rikers Island.
Get a leather bag from Telfar for $90+ (available in three sizes).
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Telfar Clemens founded Telfar in 2005 to provide an inclusive brand accessible to all people. Telfar was awarded the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2017, and the groundbreaking brand recently launched a capsule collection with White Castle to celebrate the nationwide release of the Telfar x White Castle unisex uniform that was rolled out at each of the over 400+ White Castle locations across the nation; 100% of White Castle proceeds from the capsule collection went toward to the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Liberty and Justice Fund, which pays bail for minors held on Rikers Island.


Get a leather bag from Telfar for $90+ (available in three sizes).

20. And Pyer Moss, which will make you a sartorial great with graceful designs inspired by the creator melding his childhood memories with modern fashion trends and style aesthetics.

Founded by Kerby Jean-Raymond in 2013, the Pyer Moss collections are produced in both Italy and New York City. The designs are exclusively sold at high-end boutiques around the world. You can shop the line at 6pm and The RealReal.Get the leather biker jacket from The RealReal for $495 (available in size L). 

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Founded by Kerby Jean-Raymond in 2013, the Pyer Moss collections are produced in both Italy and New York City. The designs are exclusively sold at high-end boutiques around the world.

You can shop the line at 6pm and The RealReal.

Get the leather biker jacket from The RealReal for $495 (available in size L). 


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