Black Fashion Designers and Their Most Memorable Red Carpet Looks

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February is an exciting month for fashion enthusiasts, as it brings top events like the Screen Actors Guild Awards, New York Fashion Week, and the 65th Annual Grammy Awards. These events are remarkable, but what makes them even more glamorous are the talented and intuitive black fashion designers who grace the shows and create stunning outfits for the attendees, making the events even more colorful.

But beyond the glitz and glamour, February is also Black History Month, when we celebrate and uplift Black excellence in all industries, including fashion. From dressing A-list celebrities to creating iconic runway moments, Black fashion designers influence the fashion industry with their unique styles and perspectives, setting the pace for others to follow with their works gracing red carpets worldwide.

These designers deserve all the accolades for the initiative and innovation they provide in the fashion industry. As such, this article highlights some of the best Black fashion designers and their memorable red carpet-looks.

5 Top Black Fashion Designers And Their Memorable Red Carpet Steals

Rihanna

Rihanna is undoubtedly one of the most influential and recognizable fashion icons of our time. The pop artist, Grammy Award winner, and fashion designer has a unique sense of style that blends daring, bold, and edgy elements with classic elegance and sophistication.

The pop star’s fashion journey began when she first burst into the music scene with her hit single “Pon de Replay” in 2005. Over the years, she has evolved into a fashion powerhouse, creating her fashion lines (Fenty Fashion House) and collaborating with top designers.

One of Rihanna’s most memorable red carpet moments was at the 2010 52nd Grammy Awards Night when she wore a high-collared Elie Saab Frock. The dress was remarkable because the front part of it was almost like a turtleneck sweater, while the back had an open split, revealing her toned legs.

Stella Jean

Stella Jean is a talented 41-year-old fashion designer who has quickly made a name for herself in the industry. With an early endorsement deal from the legendary Giorgio Armani in September 2013, Jean’s star has continued to rise ever since. Her designs often feature a classical African and Italian tailoring style, a nod to her heritage as an Italian and Haitian.

While Stella Jean’s designs appear on many red carpets, one of her most exclusive creations was the Stella Jean worn by the stunning American actress Sandra Bullock during the premiere of the movie “Lost City.” The dress, a Stella Jean original, featured an abstract lip and flower print in a bold and striking blend of colors. This design showcased Jean’s unique and fearless approach to fashion, and the Italian influence was evident in the dress’s classic cut and silhouette.

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Ty Hunter

Ty Hunter is another prominent Black fashion designer (and author) with tremendous impact in the entertainment industry. He was Beyoncé’s fashion stylist for over 18 years, from 1995 until he left the industry to pursue other ventures in Hollywood.

During his tenure as Beyoncé’s stylist, Ty Hunter played a crucial role in shaping her iconic style, which both her fans and critics celebrate. His eye for detail and innovative designs made him a go-to stylist for many other A-list celebrities, including Michelle Williams and Zendaya.

One of Ty Hunter’s most remarkable moments with Beyoncé was during the 2015 Met Gala Awards, where she wore a stunning Givenchy gown adorned with multicolor crystals. The gown’s see-through feature and the crystals made it a standout piece that became the talk of the town. This moment cemented Ty Hunter’s status as a top fashion stylist and showcased his ability to create show-stopping looks that leave a lasting impression.

Carly Cushine

Carly Cushine is one of the most famous female black fashion designers. Through her eponymous design label, Cushine et Ochs, Carly laid the path for African American women in the fashion industry.

One of her most remarkable red carpet looks was the Cut-out Crepe Halter dress worn by models Sara Sampaio and Emily Ratajkowski at the 2015 Swimsuit Takes Over Nashville with Kings Leon in Nashville, TN.

Kollin Carter

Kollin Carter is a renowned fashion stylist and founder of his eponymous fashion brand, Kollin Carter Collection, which offers a range of sleek, fashion-forward pieces. 

Carter has become one of the most sought-after fashion stylists in the entertainment industry, dressing big names like Cardi B, Normani, Ciara, and Mary J. Blige. He created some of the most iconic red carpet moments in recent years, including Normani’s show-stopping outfits on her “Motivation” tour, Cardi B’s stunning Met Gala, and the iconic Gaurav Gupta 2023 Grammy Awards look.

Read Also: Some of the Best Red Carpet Fashion From the 2022 Awards Season

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