Diasporan Brands

Diasporan Brands

 

The United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada have embraced a connection to the African continent through fashion. Many designers are inspired by traditional African styles and incorporate those styles into their work. Diasporic designer brands reimagine these influences by inputting their own imagination into the styles, sometimes inventing new ones in the process. New York-based luxury and emerging designer brands Elle Est..., Third Crown, and EDAS, London-based luxury jewelry brand Chalk Jewellery, and Toronto-based women's fashion and swimwear brand Andrea Iyamah are each helping diversify the fashion scene in the diaspora. All of these brands hold sustainability at their core. Each celebrates creativity and dynamism in their own unique ways and their pieces are a product of their imagination. Explore the designs of luxury brands in the diaspora here at The Folklore.