5 Coloured Fashion Icons to Follow

2020 is offering us an opportunity to reflect and grow. If we ever needed a wake-up call to come together and fight for equality, this is it.

We want to learn from coloured fashionistas. We seek that kind of spinal-shivers inspiration you only get from diverse lived experience. If we elevate black and indigenous voices, we’ll enrich our own lives too.

We’ve all got a responsibility to become anti-racist. Alongside protesting, reading and donating, part of that activism quota is to listen.

So let’s curate a feed that fights for change. Hit follow on these and let the eye-opening begin.


We want to inject Char’s gender-fluid high fashion finesse straight into our veins. What started as a blog to celebrate androgynous style has now morphed into a platform to normalise taboos, open conversations and pass the mic to other non-binary folk, trans people and women of colour. We are very here for it.

Shelcy and Christy Joseph

You might not have dressed the same as your sister since you were little, but trust us, after seeing these ladies, you’re going to want to. Shelcy and Christy moved to NYC from Haiti and started this platform as a way of putting themselves out here. Expect classic, feminine shapes and irresistible storytelling. You’ll be hooked.

Flex Mami

This woman knows fashion. She slays interiors. She’s a philosophy boss. And a self-discovery queen. If you like acid brights served with a side of complete confidence, Sydney-based Flex is your new idol. To treat your ears as well as your eyes, we’d highly recommend Flex’s mind-bending podcast too.

Liandra Swim 

To-die-for bather design meets authentic indigenous art. Liandra swim is 100% owned by a Yolngu woman from North-East Arnhem Land. Their latest collection is ethically made from recycled plastic, and every bather arrives in sustainable cassava packaging. It’s a conscious girl’s dream.


To keep discovering the black creators who deserve your attention, check out Every Stylish Girl’s page which amplifies black and brown women in fashion and journalism.

©Anna Foster