7 black-owned fashion brands to support now and always

Cosmo's contributing style editor, Caroline Vazzana on the black-owned labels to know and empower
7 black-owned fashion brands to support now and always

For real, the key to effective activism is basically putting your money where you mouth (and supportive Instagram post) is. Another way to keep the conversation going is also by supporting black-owned businesses - here are some of the best black-owned fashion brands you can support whenever you feel like spending a few coins. Trust me, it's worth it.

Check them out....

Victor Glemaud | @glemaud

Known for his use of bold colours, Victor Glemaud showcases his Haitian heritage through designs that merge comfort and style.

Christopher John Rogers | @christopherjohnrogers

Christopher John Rogers quickly became one-to-watch when he swept onto the fashion scene.  With fans like Rihanna, Ashley Graham and Tracee Ellis, the master of voluminous gowns in vibrant colourways is definitely a Fashion Week fave.

Pyer Moss | @pyermoss

For the person who isn’t afraid to make a statement, designer Kerby Jean-Raymond beautifully meshes style and activism.

Laquan Smith | @laquan_smith

After dressing household names like Lady Gaga and Beyonce, this designer has built a name for his eponymous brand with his bold and size inclusive designs.

Brother Vellies  | @brothervellies

With fun prints, kaleidoscopic hues, and tactile textures, these shoes are every girls’ dream. But aside from that, designer Aurora James keeps traditional African design methods in practice, and her label creates jobs for workers in Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

Thebe Magugu | @thebemagugu

After winning the LVMH prize, Thebe Magugu established his namesake brand merging modern designs with African heritage

Lait De Coco | @laitdecocostudio

A mix between vintage finds and handmade pieces, this Instagram-based brand is anything but boring and mixes feminine silhouettes with tropical island vibes.