The Haute30: Black Fashion Movers & Shakers of St. Louis That Are Putting The City on The Map

From designers responsible for your favorite looks on Tyler Perry’s hit shows, to CFDA backed professionals, here is the 2021 Black in St. Louis Fashion list!

Can you guys believe that it’s been a year since I’ve launched Black in St. Louis Fashion?! Yes, a full year. Around this time – I wanted to get a group of fashion creatives together in my city who were doing the damn thing. Up until my editorial, there had NEVER been a mainstream roundup only featuring Black fashion creatives & professionals in St.Louis, and I changed that narrative. Never did I imagine that it would take off as it did, being published in St. Louis Magazine, Ladue News, St. Louis American, & KSDK which has led to us becoming a full blown community!

So – in keeping with tradition and continuing my promise of highlighting and celebrating Black fashion creatives in St. Louis, here is this year’s list, the Haute30!:

Lily Kiti

Vintage & Slow Fashion Boutique


Classic & Modern Streetwear Brand

Mary & Jeff Clarke

Modeling Agency (known for the discovering of Karlie Kloss, Jay Wright, Ashton Kutcher, & more.)


Founder & c=Creative Director of Saint Louis Black Fashion Week

Gem U Vintage

Vintage Fashion Influencer, Boutique Owner & Reseller

HizxHrz Apparel

Women’s & Men’s Apparel Boutique & Showroom


Women’s Wear Designer & Stylist

Michael Shead

Women’s Wear Designer & Former Contestant of Making The Cut

Shan Keith

Fashion designer, Former Project Runway Contestant, and Design instructor

Dwight Carter

Founder of Brainchild Next & Creator of Fashion Anarchy

Yoro Newson

Published Jewelry/Accessory Designer & Wardrobe Stylist

Patrice Johnson

Wedding Dress Designer

Psyche Southwell

Published Fashion Influencer

Brandin Vaughn

Fashion Designer & Fashion House Owner

Letitia Young

Owner of Honey’s Child Boutique

Trimayne Boyd

Owner of Embleu & Co-Owner of HUSTL3 CIT4

Sarah Watson

Published Fashion Influencer

Jance Perryman

Renowed Boutique Owner & Boutique Business Coach

Mahemi Carter

Handmade Luxury Streetwear

Eesh Henderson

Fashion Designer

Monique Levy

CEO of Saint Louis Fashion Fund

Tania Beasley-Jolly

Creative Consultant, Co Founder of Saint Louis Fashion Fund & Merch Mates


Fashion Designer, Costume Designer for Typer Perry Studios, & Fashion Stylist

Vauje Jewels

Published Jewelry Designer

Leonard Stewart, Jr.

Sustainable Fashion Designer

Paul Gibson

Menswear Designer & Stylist

Kayla Bolton

Editorial Set Designer, Stylist & Art Director

Marquita Chapman

Fashion Designer


Curated Men’s Streetwear Boutique


Streetwear Brand

AK Brown

Published Fashion Influencer, Stylist, & Creator of Black in St. Louis Fashion

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