Fashion

BFW Featuring Pacome 2019

Black Fashion Week 2019 My name is Patricia Ghonda-Zola. I am a Congolese-American fashion designer. I have a background in IT however I found my way back into fashion after I became…

BFW FeaturingAkese Stylelines 2019

Black Fashion Week 2019 Akese Stylelines splashed on to the Chicago fashion scene in early 2012. Designer Jennifer Akese Burney captures the vibrance and color of the popular ankara tradition while offering…

BFW Featuring Jermikko 2018

Black Fashion Week 2018 Rewriting Fashion Mini Fashion Show & Panel Discussion

Teresa Fe Fe Designs 2017

Black Fashion Week 2017 Celebrity Artist Designer Teresa Fe-Fe Barrow is the driving force behind Teresa Fe-Fe Designs   Ms. Fe-Fe Uniquely created designs consist of hand painted jackets, purses, hats, shoes and…

Knotty Loop Creations

Black Fashion Week 2017 Mona Muhammad aka Ms. Knotty Loop says “Don’t believe the hype….this ain’t your Grandmothers crochet”.  – Mona a considers her designs to be Sasschet? (Not sure what this…

BFW Featuring BLKLST 2016

Black Fashion Week 2016 Urban Fashion Show J.  Smith’s BLKLST Perpetually Fabulous BLKLST is a women’s and girls’ clothing and  accessory line. It celebrates African American women’s style through bright colors and bold…

Akese Stylelines 2016

Black Fashion Week 2016 Born and raised in Ghana and currently based in Chicago, Jennifer graduated with a Bachelors in Fashion Design and Technology from Takoradi Polytechnic. She started sewing at an…

BFW Featuring Dream Designs 2016

Dreams Designs was birthed in the late 1990’s by Joyce Boykin. Joyce a native of Chicago IL, and designer of over 40yrs is a former graduate of Austin High School, and the…

Catou 2016

Berny Martin is the fashion wiz behind his line “Catou” a nickname of  his grandmother whom he decided to launch his company after. A sophisticated and confident woman, it was she who…