Fashion has bred some of the most memorable faces and trends, and through it, there have been women of color who have knocked down barriers throughout their careers.
There is a pool of African-American women to acknowledge when it comes to the world of fashion; both designers and muses that have played an essential role in style even today. Many of these women have endured trials that have made it hard for us to know their roles. From racism and segregation to not receiving recognition, these women have endured so much, and have made a tremendous influence on the world.
The world of fashion is more diverse than it has ever been, and while there’s still work to do, it’s important to acknowledge women who have influenced the field, whether they be a designer, style icon, muse, or writer.