J. Smith’s BLKLST Perpetually Fabulous BLKLST is a women’s and girls’ clothing and accessory line. ‘It celebrates African American women’s stylethrough bright colors and bold prints. There is a dual-fascina
tion of color and imagery with prints including Javas, Kentes, and Waxes. BLKLST is created by Jazell Smith, a Chicago based designer who
has spent most of her life making women’s apparel. She studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New
York and after years as a custom designer, returned to Chicago and formed BLKLST.
The clothes and accessories are all made locally on Chicago’s Southside by minority women. The pieces have simple cuts yet they are quite feminine, elegant, and functional. The collection focuses on style exclusivity andaffordability with limited duplications. The simplicity of the cuts allows the
line to be more affordable to our customers while maintaining exclusive unique pieces. Each one is a compliment grabber.