I’ve been in the fashion industry now going on 8 years and in those 8 years, I’ve never seen an emphasis or focus on Black creatives in the fashion industry. Like I literally keep thinking back and nothing comes to mind – so, I decided to do a thing!
With the launch of my studio brand AK Brown Studios I wanted this shoot, my first studio shoot, to highlight what I’ve known since my beginning in this industry. Black creatives are the forefront of innovation and creativity in fashion, and that’s no different in St. Louis. There’s an effort to revitalize the Garment District and the image of the St. Louis fashion industry as a whole. But we can’t do that if we aren’t crediting and highlighting black creatives who, if anything, are the backbone of what’s going on, especially during these times where the fashion industry has been tested and shaken at its core. Fashion exists in St. Louis, and the Black Fashion trailblazers below are the reason for that!:
ACE & AMBER ALLEN
THE FARRAR TWINS
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