For Us By Us

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Everybody’s favorite auntie, Tracee Ellis Ross, hosted the American Music Awards (AMAs) for the second year in a row but made a change to her wardrobe this time around. She showcased black fashion designers throughout the show, from Pyer Moss on the red carpet to Dapper Dan for Gucci for her opening number.

“We have a really specific theme this year — a story that I’m telling about who is making all of the clothes…. That feels really special to me and very exciting, and that was sort of our guiding force and kind of the marching orders I gave Karla (Welch) in how to go out and hunt for things in that particular theme," said Tracee Ellis Ross.

There are so many great black designers in the world, but because they aren’t mainstream, they are overlooked and under-appreciated. Kuddos to Tracee Ellis Ross for using her platform to shine light on them!

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Pryer Moss by Kerby Jean-Raymond

 

Dapper Dan for Gucci

 
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CD Greene

 
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Shanel Campbell and Aminah Abdul Jillil

 
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Off-White by Virgil Abloh

 
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Sergio Hudson

 
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Lavie by CK

 
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Balmain by Oliver Rousteing

 
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Deshon

 
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Cushnie by Carly Cushnie