We shine a spotlight on Black female fashion designer Judith Barnes and her JB Couture brand. She has endless collections of dresses, gowns and cocktail dresses.
Her philosophy is simple: “fashion fades, only style remains the same”. Yet fashion still has a lot of work to do when it comes to diversifying its talent pool…
In February 2015 only 2.7 percent of the designers presenting during the New York Fashion Week calendar were Black, according to The New York Times.
By February 2018 that statistic was still under 10 percent, per “The Cut”. And there have been regular reminders why this is critical.
Amid the headlines and outcry, black fashion designers keep doing the work, creating and advocating for more inclusive fashion through their products and every single facet of their business.
About Judith Barnes
Judith Barnes is an international Black female fashion designer and founder of JB Couture and her shows and presentations in Miami are quite an experience to behold.
This is due to her very extensive and varied collection of Bridal, cocktail gowns and lavish evening dresses. Judith Barnes’ collections consistently perpetuate a subtle retro feeling with each piece.
The aesthetics of her collections are reminiscent of the 1940s & 1950s and Barnes uses unique materials to create her stunning evening gowns, evening dresses and outfits.
She is also a designer that gives back through her charitable affiliations, projects and collaborations.
Judith has given her time, energy and collaborations to support programs such as:
- “Feed the Kids”
- organizations to fight Breast Cancer and Heart Disease
She also supports certain scholarship funds for underprivileged youth…truly a designer with a giving heart.
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Photographer: Phil Halfmann
Creative Director: Sophia Lenore
Wardrobe Stylist: Ruthia
Hair Stylist: Sophia Lenore
Hair Assistant: Filip Kostov
Makeup Artist: Jessica Mouyal
Jewelry by KONPLOTT
Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury Makeup
Hair products by Curls Poppin
Nail products by USLU Airlines