As a young aspiring African American stylist, I look up to the great Black stylist who are paving the road for other young stylist to be amongst the greats just like them. If you dont know who they are here is the list. Left to right from top to bottom.
1. Ty Hunter
2. June Ambrose
June Ambrose is one of the hardest working women in the fashion industry her client list goes from Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jay-Z, Missy Elliott and Zoe Saldana, and she also was a stylist for “The X-Factor.” In Addition June Ambrose is also the author of Effortless Style. 2013 is definitely a great for celebrity stylist due to the fact HSN (Home Shopping NetWork) decided to team up with the stylist on her shoe line that is currently available on the network now.
3. Jason Bolden
Jason Bolden is not only a celebrity stylist he is also a interior designer. His client list ranges from celebrities such as Lala Anthony, Gabrielle Union, and Taraji P. Henson. Jason Bolden also has a fashion line called Fifth & Mercer where he is partnered with his client and long time friend Lala Anthony.
4. Olori Swank
Olori Swank started styling the BET awards before she hit it big with her every growing client list. She works with some of our favorite celebrities such as Trey Songz, Tyrese, Keyshia Cole, Teyana Taylor, and couple of NFL players.
5. Rachel Johnson
Rachel Johnson single handedly gave the NBA a makeover! Rachel Johnson is the style architect of many of the NBA elite such as two time NBA champions Lebron James and Chris Bosh, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Chris Paul. She has helped make the NBA fashion savvy. Back in the days not too many athletes made an effort to stand out off the court, but now we see NBA players showing most rappers with their updated high fashion looks. We can all thank Rachel Johnson for the NBA makeover.
6. Eric Archibald
Eric Archibald has styled celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez to P. Diddy. His newest client is the lovely Jennifer Hudson.
7. Jason Rambert
Jason Rembert is in a league of his own. The young stylist have done many editorial shoots for Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and W magazines. Jason Rambert newest client is Roc Nations own Rita Ora. He is the reason why Rita Ora fashion credibility is even relevant.
8. Ugo Mozie
Ugo Mozie is definitely one of the top African American stylist in todays fashion industry. He is mainly know for his work in Sex and the City 2 and reconstructed the style of R&B singer Chris Brown.
9. Diandre Tristan
Diandre Tristan has a heavy client list under his belt. The stylist have worked with Kelly Price, Justin Timberlake, Kittie Troy, Mary Mary, and many more! One thing that I admire about Diandre Tristan is that he does not style for the fame, but for the love of making someone look great in clothes. In addition you ever wondered why newscaster Robin Roberts always look so spectacular well thank your boy Diandre that is his work of art that we witness everyday.
Till next time stay stylish my friends.