Hi Chicsters! Today’s topic is about black-owned designers that are size inclusive. In the fashion industry, the lack of representation and inclusivity for plus-sized individuals has been a long-standing issue. However, more and more designers are creating collections that cater to all sizes and body types, promoting body positivity and inclusivity in the process. Here are 7 inspiring black-owned designers who are leading the charge in size inclusivity:
The designer behind luxury label Hanifa. She is known for her bold and innovative designs. She incorporates cultural and historical elements into her pieces, creating a unique fusion of traditional and contemporary styles. Her collections celebrate diversity and empower women of all sizes and backgrounds. With a strong commitment to sustainability, Hanifa uses eco-friendly materials and ethical production methods in her work. She has received numerous accolades for her designs and continues to push the boundaries in the fashion industry.
Andrea Iyamah's collections feature a range of sizes and celebrate the beauty of all bodies, regardless of shape or size. She caters to bridal, swimwear and ready-to-wear lines. She uses vibrant colors, bold prints, and unique cuts to create statement pieces that empower women to feel confident and beautiful.
Laquan Smith is a New York-based designer who has been praised for his innovative and daring designs. An advocate for size inclusivity, "growing up in a household of curvaceous women" his 2018 collection with Asos was an ode to dressing people of different sizes and catering to women of all body types.
Brandon Blackwood showed an early interest in fashion and design and made hand-sewn bags for his pals in middle and high school as gifts. In 2015, he debuted his first collection of handbags, which went on to appear in Elle, Galore, and Essence. His creations are of exceptional quality and come at a reasonable price for a designer piece, making his brand inclusive.
Dur Doux, a mother and daughter design partnership that supports "ageless style." They aim to produce high-end, body-inclusive, timeless, and affordable women's clothes. Their elegant and powerful style draws inspiration from various global cultures and their use of vibrant colors, and bold prints, not only celebrate the female form but empower women to feel confident and beautiful.
Teni "Tia" Adeola is the company's founder and designer. Her goal is to use fashion to rewrite history, especially for people of color. Tia was selected for Teen Vogue's 2018 class of the 21 Under 21. This was due to her inclusive and empowering view of femininity. Finding clothing that is both flashy and stylish enough for performances while being just casual enough for street wear can be challenging, but Slashed by Tia succeeds. The collection raises the level while staying loyal to her aesthetic: long layers of fringe, pearl accents dangling from organza ruffles, and superior workmanship.
Glemaud is a Haitian-American fashion designer who debuted his signature line of statement knitwear in 2006. The collection was created for all genders, races, sizes, and personalities while fusing comfort and flair. The vibrant sense of color and body-affirming outlook of Glemaud appear exceptionally life-affirming.
These black-owned designers are making a powerful statement in the fashion industry by promoting inclusivity and body positivity. Their collections are a celebration of diversity and a reminder that fashion should be accessible and inclusive to everyone.
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