10 black-owned labels to know for new york fashion week s/s ’23

With New York Fashion Week (NYFW) less than a week away, the Council of Fashion Designers in America (CFDA) has recently released the final version of the fashion week lineup. The preliminary schedule included the highest number of Black-owned brands to ever show at NYFW. When looking at the official schedule, most of these labels have made the final edit and will be able to present their collections.

NYFW—which is one of the four weeks during the bigger Fashion Month— is one of the largest and most important fashion events of the year. It provides significant publicity for any participating brand and has the ability to create a major impact for designers. For this amount of Black-owned brands to be represented shows the industry’s progress regarding diversity and inclusion. In preparation for fashion week, A Magazine has compiled a list of 10 Black-owned labels to know for NYFW.

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Founded by Creative Director Shawn Pean, June79 is a luxury menswear brand that designs quality, comfortable and sophisticated pieces. The label will be having its show on Sept. 11.

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No Sesso
Founded by Pierre Davis—who is the first trans woman to present at NYFW—alongside designers Autumn Randolph and Arin Hayes, this Los Angeles fashion house is centered on empowering people of all colors, shapes and identities. The brand will be returning to NYFW with its show scheduled on the first day of fashion week, Sept. 9.

Todd Patrick
In 2016, co-founders Desyrée Nicole and Gabriella Paulino began to redefine the world of luxury menswear with their brand, Todd Patrick. Fast forward to 2022 and Todd Patrick is making its NYFW debut during New York Men’s Day on Sept. 9.

Frederick Anderson
Designer and founder Frederick Anderson designs for the woman who “writes her own rules in dressing and in life.” The label will be returning to NYFW to show its collection on Sept. 12.

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Fe Noel
This Brooklyn-based womenswear brand focuses on the fusion of glamor and sensuality to ultimately help women embrace femininity. Founder Felisha “Fe” Noel is a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist who is set to have her collection shown on Sept. 9.

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Victor Glemaud
Haitian-American designer Victor Glemaud started his brand highlighting knitwear and created comfortable pieces for people of kinds—including size, race and gender. Victor Glemaud is scheduled to show on Sept. 10.

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Dur Doux
Mother and daughter duo Cynthia and Najla Burt are the founders behind the inclusive and luxury label Dur Doux. The womenswear brand plays on fun prints, bold colors and daring silhouettes and will return to NYFW on Sept. 12.

LaQuan Smith
This luxury fashion label has had significant success since its start in 2013, with celebrities such as Dua Lipa, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé all donning LaQuan Smith. LaQuan Smith has made multiple appearances at fashion week, with one of its most notable from last September where it hosted its show on top of the Empire State Building. The brand is set to return to NYFW this season and will be showing on Sept. 12.

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Founded by Omar Salam—who was most recently featured in the September issue of Vogue US as one of fashion’s new faces—Sukeina aims to create garments that “allow wearers to share the story of who they are to the world.” The luxury brand will be presenting on Sept. 13.

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APOTTS is a Brooklyn-based unisex brand that was founded by designer Aaron Potts. The brand specializes in creating clean, modern and effortless pieces that cater to all genders. APOTTS will be returning to fashion week for New York Men’s Day on Sept. 9.

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