Black women are so strong, courageous, passion driven and independent but often times we are so overlooked. As we celebrate Black History month and acknowledge those who have paved a way for us to have access to our rights to freedom, I feel that we should also celebrate ourselves, our creativity, our women. There are so many gifted women within the fashion industry and with pleasure, Killastylez acknowledges the work of black designers Tchianna Pembey, Mykeena Garcia, Sybille Guichard, Cierra Ross and Tanzii James.
Tchianna Pembey, Congolese singer and designer of Liputa Swagga, is truly a visionary and defines what it is to be a woman who is BAD ASS. I love that her line is inspired by African culture, full of vibrant colors, gorgeous fabrics and bold, beautiful prints. Intrigued by her futuristic concept, I was eager
to learn even more about the background of her brand. Her decision to create her line in 2013 was based on her desire to create a world that she views fit to be realistic— and I think we can all agree with her!
A world ran by WOMEN.
A world where women are superior, fierce, bold like her designs and are simply treated fair. We love to see it. Click the link for her website https://liputaswaggashop.com/ and follow her for updates and fashion https://instagram.com/liputa_swagga?igshid=1rhrzmob6qyue
Mykeena Garcia is a Brooklyn based designer, originally from the DMV. Making her move on her own to New York to follow her dreams is a step so many people run away from out of fear. But you can never stop a fearless woman with a plan, a vision, passion and drive. She created MG collections in 2017 and has continued to expand her brand. She has recently released her new collection “JOLIE,” a fun, flirty and sporty line. MG collections provides a wide variety of custom pieces, swimwear, jumpsuits, dresses gorgeous form fitting gowns and outerwear. Just by looking at the unique pieces that she releases and seeing all of the positive feedback on her work, you can tell that her objective is to make women feel beautiful through her designs. She achieves exactly that and that is what fashion is for. When you look amazing, you feel amazing. Stitch by stitch, she continues to thrive, succeed and make her mark within the fashion industry.
Custom pieces by Mykeena. For more fashion click the link https://mgcollections.co/ and follow her for updates https://instagram.com/mykeena?igshid=1l6e3mo7agnqx
Sybille Guichard is a Miami based shoe designer, a creative and a conqueror. She courageously shared her testimony on Instagram and I found it to be beyond inspiring. She battles Crohn’s disease and still manages to push through it all, shining through her beauty and creativity. Sybille defines strength, perseverance, faith and vision. She cannot be stopped and I really respect that. Her confidence is as high as her heels and that’s how it should be for all of us, ladies. If you have a dream, continue to follow it even through life’s adversity. I am amazed by the assortment of beautiful designs within her collection because they’re so unique. To lay eyes on the art of a creative is sometimes overwhelming because it’s amazing to see something that was once a thought is brought to life. I look forward seeing what’s next for the designer. Check out the SybG by Sybille Guichard shoe collection, it’s gorgeous! https://sybilleguichard.com/ and follow her journey https://instagram.com/sybg.co?igshid=1h71q8un3xaz1
Cierra Ross is owner of C.ROSS MADE and she started her business in April of last year. She was inspired to create something that would make women feel confident and beautiful. I love that she expresses herself and our culture through her designs. Literally, her originality shines through her craft. Every piece is different and so vibrant. She utilizes her craft to center her energy and patience. That stuck out to me because I think as creatives and as women, we all melt ourselves into our passion and gifts as an escape from our own chaos.
Cierra is a mother, earring designer and an uplifter for women. She is designing a different style of earrings all month to celebrate black women. I can’t wait to see what’s next and support her brand! https://www.crossmadeshop.com/
Tanzii James is a Brooklyn based costume and wardrobe designer who caught my eye! She’s in her own lane. Her pieces are so distinctive and sexy. The mix of different patterns and fabrics are fun and playful but breaks trend. I love and support black creatives and brands like Sustaina Heaux because there is no shying away from individuality. Tanzii is breaking the norm and as I said, breaking into her own lane within the industry. As Black women, people attempt to put us in a box and judge us if we break out of that dull box they try to hide our self expression in. Designers like Tanzii reassure me to feel free to wear what I want and do as I please as a bold woman. I hope to work with her brand soon! Keep up with her brand https://instagram.com/sustainaheaux?igshid=hq8l4b9vjs6v and check out her website for more dope content https://tanzaniajames.com/sustainaheaux/
Black women are EVERYTHING and you can’t hold us back from whatever it is we put our minds to. Happy Black History Month!