Support These Black-Owned Outerwear Brands This Season
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
It’s jacket season. So why not support black-owned businesses while you transition your wardrobe to puffy coats and earmuffs. Here are a few brands that ensure you will be staying warm in perfect style this winter season.
Raeana Anaïs is a designer and stylist with a conceptual approach to curating narratives through fashion. Her luxury line of outerwear displays new ideas in fur that have been featured for a host of editorials and music videos. Her stoles, earmuffs, capes, and parkas range in cost from $400 to over $6,000.
Since 1989, Cross Colours has influenced the world of hip hop, sports, and pop culture with its groundbreaking line of apparel with a single message: Clothing Without Prejudice. Today, Cross Colours is introducing their message of unity, equality, and empowerment to a whole new generation with their line of hoodies, jackets, accessories, and more.
Pyer Moss was founded in 2013 by Kerby Jean-Raymond. According to the website, Pyer Moss continues to redefine itself every season with collections and runways that combine storytelling, activism, debate, theatre, and social commentary; all while using collaboration with artists and brands as a medium to further the dialogue around seasonal themes. You can purchase these items at high-end boutiques around the world.
Ikiré Jones is the endeavor of designer/musician/lawyer Walé Oyéjidé and tailor Sam Hubler. They describe themselves as two artists with a zeal for creating beautiful things that sit to the left of what has been resignedly accepted as the status quo. Their outerwear collection is made to order, so expect every piece to be one-of-a-kind and a true showstopper.
Fear of God
Fear of God was founded in 2013 by Jerry Lorenzo and showcases his iconic looks inspired by ‘90s grunge that features oversized silhouettes, distressing details, paint splatters, and plaid prints. Bomber jackets can run you around $1,400 and trench coats around $2,000.