Every week in February, we’ve been taking a look back at some of the exceptional Black people who have left a mark on the fashion industry and on our world at large. Today in our final installment of our Black History Month series, we’d like to take a look forward at a few of the people who are carrying the standard today, and making sure that the voices of Black people in in the fashion world tomorrow.
Making a list of people who you think is going to change the fashion world is a tenuous assignment, especially because there are so many people doing so many wonderful things. But when we think about the Black people who are important to that world right now, there are a number of them who stand out as people who can make lasting contributions not only to fashion, but also to the way society thinks about Black people’s role in it. People like designer Tracy Reese and W Magazine fashion director Edward Enninful are among the most visible members of this group, paving the way for others like Vogue fashion writer Chioma Nnadi and Brookyn-based retailer Ouigi Theodore. Herein, our take on the most important Black people in fashion right now and for the rest of time.