WORDS BY JOSEPH FURNESS
Amiraa Vee is versatility, embodied. Source A: her career. When asked her occupation, the stylist, motivational speaker and entrepreneur finds it easiest to describe herself as a multi-hyphenate. Source B: her style. Vee is constantly switching up her look. You can expect her to seamlessly jump from neo-prep to earthy minimalism to eclectic glamour within just 24 hours. Her coveted wardrobe defies categorization, but there is one element of consistency: Black creativity.
In celebration of US Black History Month, the Haitian-American all-rounder has let us in on the eight Black-owned brands that play an active role in shaping her coveted style. Continue reading to discover why she admires the likes of Fruché, Ahluwalia and Off-White, and her favorite pieces from each label’s most recent collection.
Fruché relies on experimental design techniques to form traditional yet sensual pieces. Draping fabrics create luxurious silhouettes that have a compelling presence. I love the drama!
Romeo Hunte gets unisex fashion right – it’s a hybrid of luxe and everyday chic that’s easy to appreciate. I love rocking Romeo Hunte on workdays, especially on days spent on set.
I love Ahluwalia’s approach to textiles and commitment to sustainability. Founder and designer Priya Ahluwalia gives existing materials new life with her eco-conscious business model.
It's rare to find fine jewellery that’s simultaneously subtle, modern, relatable, appealing and affordable, but Mateo Jewelry manages to be all of these things and more. What do I love most about Mateo? The delicacy of the brand's designs.
Third Crown jewellery is characterized by founders Kristin and Kofi Essel’s architectural sensibility and affinity for geometric designs. Their conversation-starting jewellery is an essential element of my signature style.
Christopher John Rogers pieces are for the confident – they help you stand out from the crowd. Each collection is just as bold and, more importantly, timeless as the next.
I love how Amsterdam-based brand Daily Paper has evolved – these days, it’s all kinds of shades of cool. Plus, the price points are just as lovable as the pieces.
Long live Virgil Abloh. Need I say more?