September 12, 2022

Black Fashion Fair Partners With HubSpot To Spotlight Black Designers

The founder of the Black Fashion Fair (BFF), Antoine Gregory, has partnered with HubSpot and NTWRK to create a collection of Black designers for HubSpot’s upcoming event. 

Since launching in 2020, Gregory’s Black Fashion Fair has created a worldwide community of Black creatives and designers. Not only has the community helped to empower underrepresented founders, but it has also helped drive the success of a vast majority of upcoming designers. 

“Antoine Gregory’s Black Fashion Fair is a great example of a business that puts its mission at its core – and they’ve scaled while maintaining purpose,” said Amy Marino, HubSpot’s Global Head of Brand Marketing. 

“We’re inspired by Antoine’s accomplishments and excited to partner again with NTWRK to co-create a one-of-a-kind collection that amplifies these talented designers and their stories.” 

In the platform’s recent collaboration with HubSpot and NTWRK, Gregory chose to highlight two designers: Antoine Manning, founder of Homage Year, and Nicole Zizi, founder of Nicole Zizi Studio. 

The partnership will see a collection with both designers, including new colorways and hoodies. In addition, HubSpot and NTWRK’s technologies will further help Gregory’s mission of empowering Black designers. 

All proceeds from the collection will go to the Brooklyn Sewing Academy, a program supported by BFF to help address the racial gap within the design industry. 

Kumba Kpakima

Kumba Kpakima is a reporter at POCIT. A documentary about the knife crime epidemic in the UK got her a nomination for the UK's #30toWatch Young Journalists of the Year.