We often give you fashion week reviews that include top of the line designers and like Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Christian Dior. It’s no secret that African-Americans are rarely seen during the month. Every season, fashion blogs—especially those written by black bloggers—rant about how people of color have such little presence in the industry. Sure we have Tracy Reese who regularly premieres collections at New York Fashion Week season after season, but what’s one to 100? Below is a list of 8 African-American fashion designers and brands, starting with Reese, that we’d like to salute for holding it down.
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Tracy Reese launched her two collections Tracy Reese and Plenty By Tracy Reese in 1998. The designer, who is known for her prints and frocks, and has been faithfully showing at New York Fashion Week ever since and is arguably the most celebrated African-American designer out now.
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