Essence • Latoia Fitzgerald Is The Designer You Need To Know

In the midst of all that is going on this year, Black fashion curators have been able to monetize the fashion industry’s awaking. After a callout from industry insiders about the accessibility Black fashion mavens were given, there’s been an outpouring of support for designers of color.

“Lionne received a lot of positive publicity. As a Black female-owned business, I’m grateful because a lot more people are now aware of my brand,” exclaims Latoia Fitzgerald, founder of the brand. “Times like this have made people aware and reminded those who may have forgotten how important it is to support each other.” Launched in 2018, Lionne has become an emerging luxury fashion house. The items range in style but give a sultry aesthetic that includes lace, cutouts and sheer moments. “Keeping queens in mind,” the website reads.

Most recently, Lionne launched it latest collection, Royal Blood. Staying true the brand’s DNA, Fitzgerald updates wardrobe staples while upgrading her tailoring techniques and color selection.

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