THE DRK DIRECTORY: FASHION

THE DRK DIRECTORY: FASHION

The holiday season is in full swing and DRK Beauty would like to shine a light on these black-owned brands who are challenging the current state of fashion.  

With a buying power in excess of $1.2 trillion, we have never been in a better position to help our community thrive. 

Let’s help uplift one another by committing to buying more black-owned brands this festive season and into 2020. We encourage you to discover and support these rising fashion brands that are FOR US, BY US. 

*Neilson, “Black Impact: Consumer Categories Where African Americans Move Markets” 

Nubian Skin

Skin-tone lingerie and hosiery for women of color.

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@nubianskin

Nichole Lynel

Style and grace mixed with a tad bit of street.

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@shopnicholelynel

FeNoel

Brooklyn-based, womenswear brand designed by for the leading woman.

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@fenoel

Flame Keepers Hat Club

Mission is to pass the torch of good taste, amiability, equilibrium and harmony from one generation to the next.

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@flamehatkeepersclub

Hanifa

Ready-to-Wear (RTW) designer line that features contemporary apparel for women.

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@hanifaofficial

Laquan Smith

Since its formal debut in 2013, the brand has gained acclaim for its archive of distinctive glamorous aesthetic.

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@laquan_smith

Brother Vellies

Handcrafted shoes and handbags from South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya & Morocco. Founded by Creative Director, Aurora James.

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@brothervellies

Telfar

TELFAR is a unisex line established in 2005 by Telfar Clemens and sold internationally. “It’s not for you — it’s for everyone.”

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@telfarglobal

William Okpo

Women’s wear collection designed by sisters. Named after their father and motivated by the interplay of their parents’ personal style with American culture.

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@williamokpo

Brooklyn Circus

Menswear brand that finds inspiration in the pages of history books and aims to change the way Americans dress, one iconic silhouette at a time.

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@thebkcircus

Philadelphia Print Works

A social justice heritage brand and screen printing workshop. It was founded in 2010 by Maryam Pugh and Ruth Perez.

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@philaprint

NRODA Eyewear

Handmade crystal and 24k gold plated eyewear. Inspired by a fusion of global cultures: from Jamaican heritage to the ancient art of the Egyptians, African and Indian adornment to the rich music and culture of the Bronx.

Enter code DRKBEAUTY for 20% off at check out

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@nrodaeyewear

Détroit is the New Black

Activism through enterprise. Art gallery, clothing brand, cultural center and community space that features Detroit art and fashion.

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@detroitisthenewblack

Elia Vintage

Vintage selection of retro matching suits, silk blouses and dresses in different textures and colors. Sells out fast!

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@eliavintage

Lois London

Luxury womenswear, handmade silk items and one-of-a-kind pieces.

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@loislondoninc