Shop it: Base Beauty Radiate Face Jelly, $21, basebutter.com
Fe Noel, founded by Grenada-born designer Felisha Noel, is a conceptual lifestyle brand created for the multifaceted woman who embodies a love for travel and style.
Shop it: Fe Noel Caribbean mint plaid bodysuit, $228, fenoel.com
Shop it: Fe Noel Welfed pant, $368, fenoel.com
Aba Love Apothecary
This brand was founded by certified aromatherapist Aba Gyepi-Garbrah and includes products filled with essential oils, resins, and plant and seed oils.
Shop it: Aba Love Apothecary Petal Facial Mist, $22, abaloveapothecary.com
Shop it: Aba Love Apothecary Flower Crown Brightening Serum, $21, abaloveapothecary.com
Telfar is the eponymous clothing line of Liberian-American designer Telfar Clemens. Founded in NYC in 2005, Telfar’s collections represent a unisex, universal, and democratic vision of new urban clothing.
Shop it: Telfar medium navy shopping bag, $202, telfar.com
Shop it: Telfar grey scarf collar shirt, $225, telfar.com
Bevel was founded by Tristan Walker and is an award-winning men’s grooming line, including skin care, shaving, hair, and body products specifically for men of color.
Shop it: Bevel Shave Kit, $75, getbevel.com
Shop it: Bevel Skin Essentials, $35, getbevel.com
Founded in 2015 by Thebe Magugu, the eponymous label is a contemporary South African fashion brand producing women’s ready-to-wear and accessories, celebrating its African cultural roots with a modern approach.
Shop it: Thebe Magugu Zebramud tie-dye skirt, $473, farfetch.com
Black Opal is a legacy beauty brand founded in 1994 by the late Nikos Mouyiaris, his wife Carol Jackson Mouyiaris, and dermatologist Cheryl Burgess, M.D. The brand got a recent reboot under the ownership of Fashion Fair alum and former White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers, alongside Johnson Publishing alum, Cheryl Mayberry-McKissack.
Shop it: Black Opal True Color Flawless Perfecting Concealer, $8, blackopalbeauty.com
Shop it: Black Opal True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation, $11, blackopalbeauty.com
Mateo New York
Mateo New York, founded in 2009 by Jamaican jewelry designer Mattew Harris, is a fine-jewelry collection that takes inspiration from modern art.
Shop it: Mateo Duality pearl drop earrings, $575, mateonewyork.com
Lauren Napier Beauty
Founded by Lauren Napier, Lauren Napier Beauty consists of refreshing wipes that remove eye makeup and are irritation free thanks to ingredients like rosewater and vitamin K.
Shop it: Lauren Napier Beauty Flaunt Facial Cleansing Wipes, $46, laurennapier.com
Shop it: Lauren Napier Beauty La Rose Facial Cleansing Wipes, $50, laurennapier.com
House of Aama
House of Aama is the spiritual expression of mother and daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka—materials range from orange faux fur to light, delicate lace.
Shop it: House of Aama paprika silk halter top, $100, houseofaama.com
Founded by Breighl Robbins, Ebi (meaning family in Yoruba), is a line of wellness essentials made with the fourth trimester in mind.
Shop it: Ebi The Tisane, $40, weareebi.com
Shop it: Ebi The Oil, $75, weareebi.com
Founder Anifa Mvuemba launched Hanifa Clothing in 2012. Its latest collection, Pink Label Congo, was inspired by the “hope of the Congolese spirit.”
Shop it: Hanifa Zaire denim set, $379, hanifa.co
Movita is a supplement company founded by Tonya Lewis Lee to help women achieve a healthy level of nutrition in their daily lives. The supplements are infused with berries, veggies, and probiotics.
Shop it: MOVITA Multivitamin Bottle, $38, movitaorganics.com
Shop it: MOVITA Prenatal Bottle, $41, movitaorganics.com
Founded in 2010 by Amaka Osakwe, Maki Oh is a womenswear brand that fuses traditional African techniques with detailed contemporary construction.
Shop it: Maki Oh silk satin Adire constellation shirt, $420, makioh.com
Khiry, founded in 2016 by Jameel Mohammed, is a luxury and modern jewelry brand that is inspired by cultural practices, history, art and design throughout the diaspora.
Shop it: Khiry Isha hoops with rose quartz, $465, khiry.com
Kimberly Goldson, founded in 2011 by sisters Kimberly Goldson and Shelly Powell, is all about brightly colored, statement pieces.
Shop it: Kimberly Goldson Lizette wide-leg shorts, $99, kimberlygoldson.com
Daily Paper was founded in 2012 by three friends Hussein Suleiman, Jefferson Osei and Abderrahmane Trabsini. It is an Amsterdam-based menswear and womenswear fashion brand inspired by the African heritage of its founders.
Shop it: Daily Paper postcard repost shirt, $102, dailypaper.com
Shop it: Daily Paper postcard repost shorts, $79, dailypaper.com
Laquan Smith, founded his eponymous brand in 2013. His distinctive garments and eye for detail, instilled by his grandmother, created a passion, and he’s become known for his sewing and pattern making.
Shop it: Laquan Smith Animalia bodysuit, $300, laquansmith.com
Phlemuns, founded by James Flemons in 2014, focuses on the reconstruction of clothing, specifically denim, for a more sustainable approach to fashion.
Shop it: Phlemuns logo cloud sweater, $155, phlemuns.com
Shop it: Phlemuns sweatpant cloud, $155, phlemuns.com
Kenneth Ize, founded by Kenneth Ize, reinterprets traditional West African Fabrics by creating original luxury designs while collaborating with small communities of weavers and artisans across Nigeria.
Shop it: Kenneth Ize Jojo fringed checked trousers, $383, farfetch.com
Afra is a hair jewelry line created by Guyanese celebrity hairstylist and barber Nigella Miller. “I was inspired by ancient Egyptian royalty and how they wore gold in their hair,” Miller explains. “I want black people to feel like royalty every day. We deserve to look and feel as powerful as we truly are.”
Mowalola, founded by Mowalola Ogunlesi in 2017, is a Nigerian-British designer inspired by her London lifestyle and Nigerian roots.
Shop it: Mowalola indigo and green denim Xscape dress, $588, ssense.com
Stella Jean is a black Italian designer recognized for her multiculturalism and ethical clothing designs.
Shop it: Stella Jean oversized pineapple appliqué shirt, $247, farfetch.com
Shop it: Stella Jean tiered geometric print skirt, $601 farfetch.com
Asata Maisé ’s eponymous line is made up of one-of-a-kind vintage pieces inspired from classic films—she adds her own modern aesthetic to each design.
Shop it: Asata Maisé patchwork mini baguette bag, $170, asatamaise.com
Shop it: Asata Maisé terry cloth bucket hat, $95, asatamaise.com
Pashko, founded by Patrick Robinson, is known for its lightweight travel pants, shorts, trousers, and tops for men and women.
Shop it: Pashko merino long sleeve travel tee, $68, pashko.com
Shop it: Pashko insanely comfy long-haul flight pants, $98, pashko.com
Charlotte Mensah ’s eponymous beauty brand is infused with sustainably sourced vitamin E–rich manketti nut oils and delivers moisture, softness, and shine to Afro, mixed-heritage, and curly hair textures.
Shop it: Charlotte Mensah Manketti oil conditioner, $30, charlottemensah.com
Shop it: Charlotte Mensah Manketti oil, $60, charlottemensah.com
Suite Eleven, founded in 2015 by Arieal “Ari” Smith-Liburd, is a luxury nail care brand that offers vegan, cruelty-free and nontoxic options for beauty enthusiasts
Shop it: Suite Eleven nail lacquer, $11, suiteleven.com
Shop it: Suite Eleven seal the deal topcoat, $9.50, suiteleven.com
Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Bernard James is known for his craftsmanship and intricate attention to detail. Bernard aims to reinvent the standard of luxury by creating timeless pieces.
Shop it: Bernard James liberte necklace, $950, bernardjames.com
Redoux NYC, founded by Asia Grant, is a vegan skincare line made to nourish the skin with scents that change seasonally. The current line features a spicy citrus made up of geranium, bergamot, and “the bite of ginger.”
Shop it: Redoux NYC turmeric botanical bar – 3 pack, $30, redouxny.com
Come Back as a Flower
The brainchild of LA-based Esper Knows, Come Back as a Flower, makes one-of-one garments that use 100% recycled materials and are hand-dyed and ethically produced.
Shop it: Come Back as a Flower oatmeal set, $175, comebackasaflower.com
Brandon Blackwood New York
Brandon Blackwood ’s label is known for its high quality detailing and timeless silhouettes.
Shop it: Brandon Blackwood Sophia shoulder bag, $350, brandonblackwood.com
Orange Culture was founded by Adebayo Oke-Lawal in 2011 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. The clothing line combines classic and contemporary western silhouettes with Nigerian-inspired print fabrics, color, and urban streetwear.
Shop it: Orange Culture half ojiji hybrid shirt, $179, orangeculture.com
Shop it: Orange Culture Adesuwa easy on shirt, $275, orangeculture.com
Focused on bold forms, saturated colors, and subtle movement, Brooklyn fine-jewelry brand Octave Jewelry is inspired by the balance between sharp geometry and the soft organic form.
Shop it: Octave Jewelry trio drops, $430, octavejewelry.com
Coco and Breezy
Corianna and Brianna Dotson (better known as Coco and Breezy) are the twin sister duo behind their eponymous sunglass line, Coco and Breezy. The brand is known for its signature cutouts and bold frames.
Shop it: Coco and Breezy Zen-105 sunglasses, $285, cocoandbreezy.com
Golde, founded by Trinity Mouzon, is an independent, Brooklyn-born brand making superfood-boosted essentials for health and beauty.
Shop it: Golde clean greens face mask, $34, golde.co
Best friends Liha Okunniwa and Abi Oyepitan founded Liha Beauty to create natural beauty products inspired by their African roots. Each product is handmade from vegan and ethically sourced ingredients, including shea butter, coconut oil, and moringa powder.
Shop it: Liha Beauty luxury layers, $66, lihabeauty.com
Michel Men is a New York City-based American Menswear brand founded by Whitney Michel. Michel created MM as an ode to her love for men’s fashion history and her upbringing as the only girl with four brothers in her Haitian American home.
Shop it: Michel Men MM masks 3 pack, $90, michelmen.com