Trend of the Week: Brilliant BIPOC-owned fashion brands you need to know

Trend of the Week: Brilliant BIPOC-owned fashion brands you need to know
A model presents a creation by Christopher John Rogers during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 8, 2020, in New York City. Picture: Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

Know. Celebrate. Support.

If fashion can be an agent for social change, then supporting BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of colour) owned brands is one small but salient way to wear equality on your sleeve.

Victor Glemaud colour-block merino wool dress, Moda Operandi, was €430; now €183
Victor Glemaud colour-block merino wool dress, Moda Operandi, was €430; now €183

The Edit

We've found the cool, colourful, creative pieces your closet will love.

Shekudo 'Oby' mule sandal, The Folklore, €221,42
Shekudo 'Oby' mule sandal, The Folklore, €221,42

Stella Jean pleated printed stretch cotton twill midi skirt, The Outnet, was €474; now €260
Stella Jean pleated printed stretch cotton twill midi skirt, The Outnet, was €474; now €260

'Jade' metallic rainbow jacquard jumpsuit, Lisou, €675
'Jade' metallic rainbow jacquard jumpsuit, Lisou, €675

'Lucille' metallic mango heart jacquard jacket, Lisou, €515
'Lucille' metallic mango heart jacquard jacket, Lisou, €515

Shekudo 'Nwadi' mini tote bag, The Folklore, €243.45
Shekudo 'Nwadi' mini tote bag, The Folklore, €243.45

'Celine' metallic blue heart jacquard culottes, Lisou, €405
'Celine' metallic blue heart jacquard culottes, Lisou, €405

Shekudo 'Ilamoye' mule sandal, The Folklore, €203.44
Shekudo 'Ilamoye' mule sandal, The Folklore, €203.44

'Blockt' mask sunglasses, Fenty, $480; approx. €422.82 (plus international taxes)
'Blockt' mask sunglasses, Fenty, $480; approx. €422.82 (plus international taxes)

Style notes

CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS This award-winning designer's eponymous brand has caught the attention of the fashion world with its voluminous silhouettes, sharp tailoring and cacophonous colour.

Fans include Rihanna, Michelle Obama and model Ashley Graham.

christopherjohnrogers.com

FENTY Emboldened by freedom, Barbadian singer Rihanna's fashion and beauty empire has inspired a worldwide community to represent their style, their way,

fenty.com

LISOU London-based designer Rene Macdonald takes influence from her native Tanzania with unexpected colour combinations and exclusive prints.

The proceeds from one piece per collection are donated directly to helping young Africans with medical and educational needs.

lisou.co.uk

SHEKUDO Produced in Lagos, Nigeria, this sustainable accessory brand's goal is to shed light on the local artisan and craftsmanship scene while integrating age-old techniques and overlooked local resources into its contemporary aesthetic.

shekudo.com

STELLA JEAN This self-taught Italian-Haitian designer's self-titled label is born from a desire to make ethically sound clothes by helping less-advantaged women.

Through her use of native craftspeople, she seeks to support struggling countries and communities and preserve their ancestral arts and traditions.

stellajean.ie

VICTOR GLEMAUD Expect statement knitwear from the award-winning Haitian-born designer's eponymous line.

Created for all people, genders, races, sizes and personalities.

Loved by actress Issa Rae and supermodel Iman.

glemaud.com

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