A COLD WALL* / Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Words: Chloe Watts

Over the past three weeks, we have seen overwhelming support for the Black community by way of protests, sharing educational resources on social media and signing petitions for change. Now, it’s more important than ever to find ways to support the Black community long after the protests are over and buying and sharing the work of Black designers and creatives is a great way to continue supporting the community. In turn, the flow on effect allows for job creation and provides further economical support in Black communities.

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Here are 10 designers you should make your next purchase from.

A Cold Wall*

Honoured as The Fashion Awards’ 2018 British Emerging Menswear Designer, Samuel Ross is the founder of streetwear label A-Cold-Wall*.

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COMPASS STORM JACKET – NOW ONLINE

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Brett Johnson Co

For the international man, Brett Johnson Co is a label that combines the finest Italian textiles and luxury fibres with American style to create an elevated aesthetic.

Castro NYC

One of the top jewellery brands, Castro NYC breaks the rules and creates new boundaries when it comes to jewellery.

Fear of God

Founded in 2013 by Jerry Lorenzo, Fear of God is the go-to streetwear when it comes to sophisticated yet low-key basics.

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behind the scenes with @tommyton 📷

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Darryl Brown Clothing Company

Former Stylist to Kayne West, Darryl Brown launched his menswear label in 2019. The collection features classic silhouettes made from durable materials.

Clothing the Gap

Clothing the Gap is an Indigenous owned brand that creates fresh and dynamic fashion. 100% of profits go directly to Aboriginal health promotion and education programs throughout Victoria, Australia.

The Folklore

Amira Rashool is the founder and CEO of The Folklore, a company that stocks high-end and emerging streetwear brands from Africa.

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A throwback image from Nigerian-based brand @OrangeCultureNG’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection ‘Raindrops and Tears’. For the collection, #OrangeCulture Founder and Creative Director @theorangenerd experimented with super soft to seemingly hard fabrication, showing the struggle between vulnerability and caged emotionalism. Cottons, velvets, satins, wools, and leather were fabrics that empowered the collection and helped tell a powerful story about vulnerability and the necessity of tears. The collection featured custom made prints inspired by rainy days in Lagos. View Orange Culture’s latest Autumn/Winter 2020 collection and shop select styles from the brand online now at #TheFolklore. #OurFolklore #AfricanFashion #NigerianFashion

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Bima Wear

Bima Wear is an Indigenous label based in the Tiwi Islands off the Northern Coast of Darwin. Owned and operated by the Tiwi Women, they design, print and manufacture all the pieces available to purchase.

Deadly Denim

Deadly Denim is a range of recycled denim jackets showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander artwork. The label was created by Ballardong/Whadjuk woman, Rebecca Barlow.

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Deadly customer love 🖤💛❤️

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Pashko

Pashko is a travel wear brand founded by Patrick Robinson. Taking inspiration from the light, durable and waterproof fabrics used for skiing and trekking sportswear, Pashko provides designer travel wear for adventure seekers.

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