Since her college years at North Carolina Central University where community service was emphasized to the students, Jasmine Crowe has been serving her community by helping those who need it most: the homeless. She started feeding homeless people out of her apartment in Atlanta in 2013. Crowe named her mission “Sunday Soul,” which later turned into a non-profit company called Goodrthat repurposes surplus food from other companies to feed those who are in need.
Kerby Jean-Raymond has no problem responding to convention with a “Fuck you.” A child of Haitian immigrants, Kerby launched his fashion label Pyer Moss in 2013 and has since amassed widespread recognition as an up-and-coming leader in the world of fashion. He’s outspoken in regards to racism in the industry, in every industry for that matter. And, in an exciting turn, his artistic talents now encompass directing music videos.
In 2013, the Mansur Gavriel luxury leather company opened for business. Just a year and a half later on December 9, 2014, their handbag collection reached nearly cult status, as Mansur Gavriel’s Instagram followers scrambled to purchase and barter for the sold-out Fall 2015 line. The 700 comments from thrilled, handbag-craving followers on Mansur Gavriel’s 2014 Instagram post were a clear indication that this brand was here to stay.