The streetwear industry is typically dominated by men, however some of your favorite brands are actually founded by women, and we are definitely taking notice.
Black-owned premium streetwear brand DIPLOMACY is a premium street-wear brand with artistic vision of celebrity stylist and creative director, Eric Archibald. Diplomacy has just launched the Deion Hoodie at $140. This hoodie goes up to a size 2XL and features geometric patterns and canvas graphic print highlight with a multi-textured loopback terry fabrication. Previous new launches include Core Crewneck and Core Sweatpants in olive green and peach.
Sari Baez is the Co-Founder and VP of sales and marketing at premium streetwear brand Diplomacy, where she’s held the title for more than four years. DIPLOMACY sees fashion as a universal form of expression through which people all over the world can connect. Using classic silhouettes and lux fabrications, they design “thought wear,” so that each piece in the collection promotes a concept related to the practices of mindfulness, tact, and civility.
She attended HBCU’s Temple University and Bethune-Cookman University before transferring to City College. With over 10+ years in the fashion industry, she got her start working with brands like Levi’s loungewear, Rocawear Juniors and Fetish By Eve.
This premium streetwear brand recently partnered with NBA Charlotte Hornets player, Wes Iwundu on the Free the Future capsule collection. A portion of proceeds from the capsule is donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Houston. Additionally, the brand’s Peaceful Protest capsule collection where the profits from the Look Deeper tee and Masterpeace tees are donated to The Bail Project Inc.
Milan Rouge is an entrepreneur, fashion designer, media influencer, author, and philanthropist. This Philly native worked from the ground up to make a name for herself and her Milano Di Rouge empire. Starting with just two shirts, and a big dream, Milan launched Milano Di Rouge originally as a t-shirt line.
Today Milano Di Rouge is a multi-million-dollar fashion empire. Launched in 2012, Milano Di Rouge means “Making Dreams Reality,” and over time, Milan has proven that everything big always starts small. Milano Di Rouge has grown to have thousands of loyal clients, countless celebrity endorsements and several high-profile collaborations. A luxury streetwear brand like never that focuses on providing affordable high-quality pieces to Men, women, and children. The brand pride themselves on the message that it’s never too late to follow your dreams, and it encourages dream chasers to keep achieving. Remaining connected to her hometown, her philanthropic efforts include donations of more than $50K within the first 6-months of the Covid Pandemic to mothers in need, an annual inner-city “Back to School Backpack” giveaway, and annual partnerships with local Philadelphia charities.