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ABOUT THE ARTIST This is a celebration of Black designers and Black-owned brands who are actively creating change in the under-representation of Black creatives in the fashion industry by pairing them with Black LGBTQ+ creatives and activists who inspire us every day through their vision, voices, and actions titled, The Powerful Creator. DIS PATER is a gay Brooklyn-based fashion designer and digital artist who fuses fashion, comic art, pop-culture, science fiction, and homoerotica into fashion illustrations. DIS PATER debuted the creator-owned sci-fan digital comic, DREAMSTATE in 2018. To learn more about DIS PATER follow @dispater_nyc or visit dispaternyc.com.

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TELFAR SS20, ZACH GREAR Telfar Clemens, a Queens born designer, cultivated a genderless status symbol brand that resonates with creative people of color and won the 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Zach Grear is a Brooklyn artist and activist that combines tattoo imagery, vintage gay erotica, personal heroes, and queer contemporaries to create a new ‘othered’ beauty ideal. MANOFMETROPOLIS.COM


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PYER MOSS SS20, YVES Founded by visionary designer and activist Kerby Jean-Raymond, Pyer Moss celebrates black culture and history through each collection while winning the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fund. Yves is a multi-faceted creative, model, and activist whose voice in the Black Lives Matter movement and Black LGBTQ+ liberation becomes stronger each day. JULY 2020


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CHRISTOPHER JOHN ROGERS SS20, KELECHI

2019 CFDA/Vogue Fund winner and SCAD alumni, Roger’s signature contemporary luxury has impressed the industry and dressed first lady, Michelle Obama. Kelechi is a Black queer musician based in L.A. who created a genre called ‘romance pop’ and represents a new voice in the music industry. MANOFMETROPOLIS.COM


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A-COLD-WALL SS20, CHRISTOPHER MARRS Samuel Ross created A-Cold-Wall in 2015 to reflect hegemonic disparities and youth expression and won the BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund Award in 2019. Christopher Marrs is a model, actor, photographer, and creative that creates contemporary otherworldly experiences through imagery and pop-culture. JULY 2020


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MARTINE ROSE SS20, KENNY ETHAN JONES

Martine Rose is a Black female designer based in London who participated in the exhibition Get Up, Stand Up Now- a major celebration of 50 years of Black British creativity. Kenny Ethan Jones is a Black trans male model and activist who has focused on body politics, mental health, intimacy and menstruation, becoming the first trans man to front a campaign. MANOFMETROPOLIS.COM


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BOTTER SS20, PAUL KELLAM Rushemy Botter is the founder and creative director of BOTTER, a luxury brand that celebrates Caribbean Couture and won the prestigious Festival d’Hyeres’s Grand Prize in 2018. Paul Kellam is a Black artist that celebrates Black culture through vibrant digital paintings that embody fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary messages. JULY 2020


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PHLEMUNS SS20, SHAUN ROSS

James Flemons, a Los Angeles native, created his brand Phlemuns after graduating FIDM and has gone on to create inspirational contemporary keepsakes worn by Solange, Rickey Thompson, and Lizzo. Shaun Ross became a force in the modeling industry in 2012 and has since launched his music career and been an active voice for albinism awareness and an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. MANOFMETROPOLIS.COM


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