The Directory:


Black Fashion Fair

Black Fashion Fair was founded with the mission to discover, support and further Black designers and the communities they inspire. Our focus on fashion relates specifically to the contributions of Black designers and the impact of Black culture. We will tell the...


Black in Fashion Council

Mission: To represent and secure the advancement of Black individuals in the fashion and beauty industry. We envision workforces where Black people are represented and amplified at every level, holding jobs in both C-suite and junior-level positions, and can work...


Costume Institute of the African Diaspora

The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora (CIAD) is dedicated to researching the history and culture of clothing and adornment from the African Diaspora — and using that research to produce outcomes such as projects and lectures in order to educate the public...

Blogs & Social MediaCollectives

Decolonizing Design

Decolonizing Design is a group blog, composed by academics, researchers, and practitioners working in and with the fields of Design Studies and Design Research. It is a collective endeavour, born out from a general frustration with how design ontologies and...


Fashion Africa Now

Curators: Beatrace Angut Oola, Cornelia Lund and Claudia Banz Fashion Africa Now is a media brand for contemporary creative Africa. Celebrating creativity, culture, identity and featuring the names and faces behind it. We are establishing a network that connects...


Rememory Directory

Rememory is a growing directory of creatives which highlights work and experiences of black women and non-binary people of the African Diaspora doing the work needed to claim their narratives, gazes and legacies in the global media. logo

Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion

(formerly the Non-Western Fashion Conference) The Research Collective for Decolonizing Fashion was established in 2012 to move beyond the stubbornly persistent Eurocentric and ethnocentric underpinnings of dominant fashion discourse and to construct alternative...


Sustainable Brooklyn

A sustainable fashion organization with many initiatives that center the BIPOC experience and wisdom to bridge the gap within sustainability in fashion and beyond. Founded by Dominique Drakeford and Whitney McGuire, Sustainable Brooklyn works to bridge gaps between...

Whitney McGuire and Dominique Drakeford