Michael B. Jordan Has Created a Coach Capsule
Michael B. Jordan can now add fashion designer to his résumé having released a capsule collection with Coach. This past spring the actor became the first-ever global face for the company’s menswear line, appearing in its campaigns throughout the year.
Now he’s bringing his personal aesthetic to the iconic fashion house. Coach x MBJ will feature ready-to-wear items, bags and footwear inspired by the popular anime series Naruto—Jordan’s favorite growing up. He worked closely with Stuart Vevers, executive creative director of Coach, for this project. The pair is also reimagining the brand’s classic shearling jacket. Coach x MBJ launched October 1.
Three Black-Owned Brands Ushering in a New Era for Sustainable Style
Omi Woods honors our connection to the African diaspora. The biz’s contemporary jewelry is ethically handmade with precious metals and gemstones, including conflict-free gold and diamonds. Tree Fairfax champions the slow fashion movement, which boasts a manufacturing process that leaves a low carbon footprint. The label specializes in timeless leather goods.
Each piece is hand cut and stitched using locally sourced, high-quality material. Studio 189 was cofounded by actress Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah. The socially responsible outfit focuses on the vibrancy of the Motherland and employs its local artisans. “I am an Afro-Latina,” Dawson said during New York Fashion Week in September. “It’s something we celebrate, and we’re doing it together.”
Johnny Nelson Is the Woke Jeweler of Your Dreams
If you’re in the market for an accessory that makes a power statement, Johnny Nelson is your man. The Brooklynite crafts rings, necklaces and earrings commemorating such Black icons as Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X and Nina Simone. A 2019 ESSENCE Accessory Designer of the Year nominee, he collaborated with streetwear brand Pyer Moss for its Collection 3 Spring 2020 runway show.