Continuing with their promise of engaging, increasing, and amplifying diverse-own brands, Macy’s plans to team with some of the country’s most dynamic Black creatives on several exclusive, limited-edition seasonal collections throughout 2021.
In collaboration with several exclusive brands, each collection will feature must-have, fashion-forward pieces from Zerina Akers, Misa Hylton, Aminah Abdul Jillil, Allen Onyia and Ouigi Theodore.
Through this partnership, Macy’s continues to amplify Black brands, introduce more diverse design talent into its assortment and help diverse brands grow to scale, while offering customers an elevated fashion experience.
“We are excited to work with these tremendous talents to bring truly exclusive, one-of-a-kind collections to our fashion-devoted customers,” said Durand Guion, vice president, Macy’s fashion office. “We are committed to bringing more diverse-owned brands and design talent into our assortment.”
Meet these creatives behind the exciting new collections:
No stranger to fashion, Zerina Akers’ is currently the costume designer for Beyoncé Knowles- Carter. She continues to champion black creatives and supports new talent in various ways, including her careful selection of looks created by black designers for Beyoncé’s “Black Is King” film, and launching Black Owned Everything – a comprehensive directory of Black-owned businesses spanning fashion, beauty, art, and homeware.
For over twenty-five years, Misa Hylton has been a fashion architect at the forefront of fashion, music, and culture. Acclaimed for reshaping the fundamentals of style within R&B and hip-hop culture, Misa transformed them into something entirely new, bold, and how an entire generation dressed. Her skill for capturing an unforgettable moment is immortalized in iconic looks of Lil Kim, Mary J Blige, Missy Elliott, Queen Latifah, and others.
Aminah Abdul Jillil is a luxury shoe brand launched in August 2012. Aminah’s shoes are known for a bold yet feminine design aesthetic. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, Aminah Abdul Jillil began as a professional dancer in Los Angeles, performing with some of the biggest names in music – including Britney Spears and Janet Jackson.
Allen Onyia is a multifaceted style powerhouse with over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry. He’s established a trusted brand as a creative director, designer, style coach, and co-founder of popular men’s fashion platform UpscaleHype. Under his “Style is a Sport” motto, Allen has developed a unique and respected style perspective.
Ouigi Theodore, creative director, cultural connector & lead curator, has cultivated a unique style that has garnered recognition not only among the fashion pundits of New York, but also from streetwise fans as far away as Europe, South Africa, Japan, Korea and the UK. As founder of The Brooklyn Circus, one of the most influential retail concepts in the USA, he travels extensively sharing The Brooklyn Circus/BKc perspective.
The first capsule will launch in Macy’s March 2021. For more information, please call 305-935-1110