For many in the Black community, as well as beyond it, this Black History Month hits a little different — it’s happening in the midst of heightened racial tensions in the United States, catalyzed in 2020 by the unjust killing or George Floyd and the resulting Black Lives Matter protests that spread across the country.
Still, it’s a time for positivity, and Black creatives across the fashion industry are celebrating the community’s manifold contributions.
To get some insight into what Black History Month means to them, as well as get the scoop on some of the most loved Black-owned products on the market right now, WWD spoke to 31 Black editors, stylists and other industry players. Here’s what they’re saying — and what they’re buying.
Ben Oni Rings
Devon Knot ring from Ben Oni jewelry
For Jazmin Veney, CEO and founder of footwear store Arch NYC, the meaning of Black History Month has evolved over the years.
“As an adult, Black History Month has begun to mean so much more now than it ever did. Black History Month is every month for Black people. We are constantly highlighting our history, the people still making history, and the people who are moving the culture forward. February