March 20, 2023 marked the ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place at the new JEMS by PENSOLE footwear factory located in Somersworth, New Hampshire. One of the first Black-Owned footwear factories in the United States.
After a delay in logistics and anything else that can push an online collection release these days, the Black Fives x PUMA Autumn/Winter 2023 collection just dropped in completion yesterday.
HANIFA delivered a little bit of everything we’ve been waiting for; some creativity now that we’re back outside! The F/W 2022 produced lovely and deep-colored edges, fuzzy knits, and oversized joggers complemented by crystalized mules and metallic tall ZOE boots.
For four consecutive days, over 500 Black footwear professionals from all over the country congregated in the city of Detroit, Michigan – sharing their experiences, paying it forward, and being seen among a sea of others that have the same goal. To be seen. And to be seen together.
Kerby Jean-Raymond, Creative Director of Reebok and Pyer Moss, talks to TJ Walker of Cross Colors in an historical Black Design Collective event.
Costume Designer, Ruth E. Carter is Honored By The Black Design Collective at the FIDM Museum.