Valentine's Day is the perfect occasion to show your love and appreciation for your significant other, and what better way to do it than by dressing to impress? If you are looking for inspiration for your Valentine's Day outfit, look no further than these five black fashion designers. Not only will you be making a fashion statement, but you'll also be supporting black-owned businesses.
Maxie J is a designer based in New York who creates playful and eclectic clothing perfect for adding a whimsical flare to your Valentine's Day outfit.
Style tip: Try statement pieces, like a bold sequence dress, with simple heels for a look sure to stand out.
Dumebi Iyamah is a Nigerian-based designer who creates vibrant, playful clothing inspired by her African heritage. Her pieces are perfect for making a statement on Valentine's Day.
Anifa Mvuemba is a designer based in Angola who creates clothing that combines traditional African techniques with modern styles. Her pieces are perfect for a fun and flirty Valentine's Day outfit.
Style tip: Try one of her knit dresses with a pair of strappy sandals and Baby Hare earrings by L'enchanteur for a look that's both comfortable and stylish.
Heron Preston is a designer based in New York who creates streetwear-inspired clothing focusing on sustainability. His pieces are perfect for a casual Valentine's Day date or a night out with friends.
Christopher John Rogers is a New Orleans-based designer known for his bold use of color and dramatic silhouettes. His pieces are perfect for making a statement on Valentine's Day.
Style tip: try one of his brightly colored dresses with simple accessories for a look sure to stun.
Whether you are planning a romantic dinner or a night out on the town, these black fashion designers have covered you.
In my Opinion: Valentine's dinner dates are a time to get sexy and show your date you care. Why not do it in style and beauty? Get romanced in a black designer piece, and don't forget your Fenty lingerie.
Sarah, Lagos, Nigeria, 2015. Namsa Leuba (Swiss, b. 1982). Image courtesy of Aperture, New York, 2019. © Namsa Leuba