There’s a beautiful movement going on in the fashion industry right now - a movement full of diversity, celebration, and inclusion. From seeing models wearing afros on the front cover of magazines to walking the runway in traditional dress, it seems as if the industry has finally started to embrace change. And companies like Fashion Trust Arabia are helping to cultivate that process.
Once an aspiring 16-year-old poet and photographer from Queens immersed in the artistic scene of the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe on Broadway, Angelo Baque, founder and creative director of the designer boutique AWAKE NY, is now a well-known streetwear designer and philanthropist in not only his home city but around the world.
If there’s one clothing line that comes to mind with realness and pop, it would be AMI. The fashion symbol of love, which also stands for Alexandre Mattiussi. The creator himself, Alexandre grew up heavily influenced by the French culture around him. He always felt a connection toward luxurious clothing.
"Fashion fades, style is eternal” is a code that Fashion Designer and CEO Sheelah Ewurabena Garbrah lives by. SHE by Benais this Gawanaian entrepreneur's womenswear fashion brandthat found its roots locally in Makola, Ghana, in 2012. Within the first year of the company’s conception, SHE by Bena quickly acquired a national reputation.
Harris Reed is the moment. How else would you describe a 26-year-old British-American fashion designer who has created a whole tour worth of clothes for Harry Styles, put on two of his own fashion shows, worked with iconic brands such as Gucci and M-A-C cosmetics, and turned heads with a stunning debut at the 2021 MET Gala red carpet? Harris Reed is on the precipice of becoming a namesake in the fashion industry and it’s time everyone knew it.