The fashion industry at the moment is definitely buzzing with young, designers and models of colour making their mark. From streetwear and bespoke clothing to fashion week and elite designers, Black Brits are paving the way and setting great examples for future generations of fashion forward individuals (not only here in the UK, but on a global scale). Who to look for? Well there are tons to choose from, but as each brand promotes different individual styles and overall concepts, these 3 are definitely worth looking into!
1. Blaque Ribbon.
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Blaque Ribbon is a bespoke fashion brand created by London fashion designer Leona Simms. Simms has had her brand featured in Vogue magazine for a shoot with Naomi Campbell as well as having many of her pieces travel the world. The brand is inspired by vintage, 1940’s style gowns with an afrocentric twist, using organic fabrics to create flattering styles for people of different shapes and sizes. Proud of African culture and heritage, Blaque Ribbon is a truly inspiring brand and one that is a constant reminder to love and celebrate black history all year round.
1Figures is a streetwear brand established by Hackney’s ‘Chris Figures’. The brand is widely recognised by its bold ‘1F’ logo and has evolved from stocking T-shirts to retailing exclusive collections in jackets, two pieces, jumpers, hoodies and more! 1 Figures is recognised as not just a brand, but a movement focused on celebrating the success of others while expressing character and individual style in the best way. As well as having a strong presence in the UK rap scene with artists such as SNE, Frenzy and Ghetts all repping the brand, US Hip-Hop artist Tory Lanez has also rocked some 1F! 1Figures has been a huge example of how you can excel in anything if you remain hard working, consistent and true to yourself.
If you’re all for girl power and classy style, Mih is a brand definitely worth looking out for! Mih is a UK based up-and-coming brand created by 3 ambitious women, specialising in elite style pieces that every woman dreams of. The ladies at Mih are very focused on catering to all body shapes and sizes, targeting young women who are transitioning between the ‘teen’ age to womanhood. With plans to influence areas other than fashion in the future, Mih are a fun, innovative collective who want to display that ‘team work’ makes the ‘dream work’ as they ‘Make it Happen’. For more information on the brand and their ethos, follow Mih on twitter and Instagram at @Mih_thecompany