The Designer: Jeffery Williams
The Clothes: Downtown chic. Colors and shapes reminiscent of clothes by Stephen Burrows and Rick Owens.
The Breakout Moment: Winner of season two of Bravo TV’s “The Fashion Show,” and winning a featured spread in the March issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
The Designer: LaQuan Smith
The Collection: Nonchalance and color come to mind with LaQuan’s glamourous womenswear collection. He also offers a diffusion lined called LQS which is full of neon colors.
The Breakout Moment: Having Andre Leon Talley of Vogue attend his first collection, then being featured in Vogue shortly after. In addition, he designed Rihanna’s catsuit in her “Rude Boy” video.
The Designer: Terri Stevens
The Collection: Taking thematic inspirations of funk and bohemian influences, she offers a great choice of color and modernity.
The Breakout Moment: Season Five contestant on the hit show “Project Runway.”
The Designer: Farai Simoyi
The Collection Type: Her sultry collection, “Madame’s Rouge”, is inspired by the controversial role of Fanny the seductress in the French based play, “Sapho”.
The Breakout Moment: Moving to New York City after a summer in Italy and showing at New York Fashion Week.
The Designer: Jerome Lamaar
The Collection Type: Hot new accessories, well-being meets technology glam jewelry collection. Every necklace is one of a kind and is handmade by Jerome. Each gem is hand selected for its color, shape and energy.
The Breakout Moment: As a former designer for Baby Phat, Jerome decided to create his own fab lane by launching an accessories collection.
The Designer: Sherita Jennings
The Collection Type: Coming from a family of curvy women, Viscera is a luxury clothing line dedicated to curvy women of all sizes.
The Breakout Moment: Having her collection being featured in both Essence and Uptown magazines.
Who: Sheila Rashid
Collection Type: Her collection is made with love, innovation, dedication, and she pays close attention to detail offering classic sportswear for young fashionistas.
Breakout Moment: Dressing Keri Hilson
Who: Dominique Auxilly
Collection Type: Her collection tailors to the urban cool girl, with a sexy street-wear attitude. Don’t be surprised to see seatbelts on sheer spandex dresses.
Breakout Moment: Getting her dresses on female rap sensation Nicki Minaj and Miss America Caressa Cameron
Who: Samantha Black (Sammy B)
Collection Type: Dresses came short and body conscious tight, served with lots of black and turquoise colors.
Breakout Moment: Having celebs like Kelis and Keri Hilson flaunt her clothing.
The Designer: Leon Curry who has named his line Ellie Owen.
The Collection Type: Quirky, yet luxurious, outerwear and ready to wear statement pieces.
The Breakout Moment: Dressing Aubrey O’Day on MTV.