Black History Month: Black creatives you should know

It’s no secret that historically black culture has influenced many aspects of fashion, so on the dawn of Black History Month, let’s celebrate black creatives in the industry that you should look out for.

Corteiz  @crtz.rtw

Starting his brand from his bedroom in 2017, creative director of Cortiez, Clint, continues to rule the London streetwear scene. With competitive drops, and quality that is made to last, he has created a tight community, so loyal to even race the streets of Soho earlier this month in hopes to get their hands on new pieces. Advertising only through social media, @crtz.rtw has grabbed the attention of the likes of Jorja Smith and Virgil Abloh- and you need to be next. Break free from the norm and rule your own world.

Loudbrand studios @loudbrandstudios

Jedidiah Duyile uses her Nigerian-Ghanian heritage to conceptualise her designs, mimicking the rich colours of an African landscape. Duyile started off by upcycling friend’s clothes during her fashion journalism degree, which evolved into the brand’s ethos of sustainability. She has now been recognised globally, featuring on Forbes’ 30 under 30 list since starting in Hackney, London, and her brand is one to watch as we enter the realms of conscious fashion.

Melissa’s Wardrobe @melissaswardrobe

Paving her way through the industry merely as a small fashion blogger during her criminology degree, Melissa has become a sought after fashion stylist, notably working with Stormzy. Her talent crosses over into content creation where she shares her favourite looks and lifestyle, inspiring other young black creatives, instilling the idea that nothing is impossible.

Jordan Ricketts