Five Black-Owned Brands You Need To Have In Your Closet
As a Black-owned, female-founded brand we recognize the lack of inclusivity in the fashion industry. Whether it be the models, designers, or retail brands it is always a good day to celebrate these luminaries, but as we kickoff Black History Month we want to make sure you are aware of some of our favorite BIPOC women who are taking the fashion industry by storm with their impact.
1. Tiffany Asamoah of Bold Swim
Representation is important, and it is with that mantra that Bold Swim was born. Tiffany struggled to find “herself” being represented and set out on a mission to bring inclusivity not only through diversity but sizing as well making sure that every woman feels empowered when putting on swimwear.
We love the effortlessly chic staple of the Midnight Soiree One Shoulder Bikini and quite frankly we plan on spending all of the warm summer days living in the Midnight Rise with the couture cut outs of its fit and feel.
2. Gwen Beloti of Gwen Beloti Jewelry
As a Brooklyn native, Gwen launched her namesake collection because of her love of style. Because of her love-hate relationship with fashion (see above for a reminder on the lack of inclusivity) accessory departments in stores quickly became her favorite and ultimately led Gwen jewels that are luxe while still being accessible.
As someone who struggles to find necklaces that are just the right fit (I know, just call me the Goldie Locks of jewelry) Gwen’s brand stands above the rest offering a range of sizes and lengths perfect for everyday wear.
I am obsessing over the Layla Link Anklet which is offered in three different sizes and made to last.
3. Jamila and Maya Jones of Jamila Mariama
Twin sisters Jamila and Maya own and run Jamila Mariama, meaning “a beautiful gift from God” redefining beautiful fabrics, vibrant colors and complementary silhouettes. These sisters are the perfect pair creating designs meant to empower, highlighting women of color, their beauty and of course, their strength.
Perfect for date night, the Millie Puff Sleeve Cutout Jumpsuit is a must-have for the season as warmer nights are upon us.
4. Rose Mae Turner of Rosina Mae
The epitome of effortlessly cool, designer Rosina Mae created a contemporary womenswear brand that takes you “from the beach, to the street, to the party.” With each product made right here in New York City’s Garment District, Rosina Mae improves upon textiles while reducing the impact on the planet.
Her upcycled swimwear is coming to the site soon, keep your eyes out for your next, one-of-a-kind vacay suit. For now, you can check out her collection from last year’s New York Swim Week.
5. Thakane from Takaii
Born in Lesotho, Thakane designs activewear collections that are built to last and endure more workouts than you can fit into a lifetime. By harnessing the benefits of digital prototyping and digital fitting Takaii is the very first "full stack" textile brand. In partnering with us, here at PS Collective, Takaii uses the latest virtual fitting technology ensuring the perfect fit.
We are loving the Josephine Jumpsuit, designed with flexibility in mind and perfect for Barre, Pilates, or your next kick-boxing class.
Know of other Black-owned, fashion brands you want to see on The PS Collective? Drop us a line.