Here Are The Fashion Moments From The ‘Essence Best In Black Fashion Awards’ Red Carpet

The first annual Best in Black Fashion Awards was held in New York on Sept. 4, 2019.

It was created by ESSENCE to combat the lack of recognition that creators of colour receive, in the fashion space.

The first edition’s host was Bevy Smith and Jidenna, the Nigerian American based rapper/singer, performed hits from his latest album, ’85 To Africa.’

They honoured fashion mavens such as Rihanna and Zendaya and top designers from Fe Noel to Christopher John Rogers.

Check out these dazzling fashion moment from The Best In Black Fashion Awards.

Justine Skye


Naturi Naughton
Naturi Naughton




Young Paris


Bozoma Saint John


Omar Salam


Moana Luu


Rich Mnisi


Moana Luu (L) and Richelieu Dennis


Laolu Senbanjo, Caroline Wanga and Richelieu Dennis

We are so proud of ESSENCE for taking this bold and needed step to combat the lack of recognition black creators face.

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