The Black Design Collective Aims to “Pull Back the Curtain” in the Fashion Industry

2020 has seen a rise in the recognition of Black voices in the fashion industry, something long overdue for many talented Black people who have contributed greatly to the fashion community without the acknowledgment usually garnered by their white counterparts. The Black Design Collective (“BDC”) is one of the organizations working diligently to amplify Black fashion creatives. Committed to developing and implementing programs that provide information and tools to help its members successfully navigate the industry, it was founded by designers Angela Dean, Kevan Hall, Ruth E. Carter and TJ Walker in 2018.