On Tuesday evening, the Black Accessory Designer Alliance held its semiannual New York Fashion Week pop-up.
Highlights from the Black Accessory Designers Alliance pop-up:
“I’m pushing the reset button on my aesthetic,” said designer Wilbur Pack Jr., as he initiated new styling for his handmade bags. The key looks include nautical influences, much cleaner finishes and an updated silhouette. He created bags made of leather and canvas, which offered an on-the-go appeal. His brand is sold locally in New York at outlets including Only Hearts, Vedazzling Accessories Boutique and the Brownstone in Harlem, as well as online at Skwilbur.com.
Velvet Lattimore opened her own boutique in DUMBO for brands like her herself: local and emerging Brooklyn designers. She is slowly developing and increasing her own collection of bags while curating her store’s roster of brands. This season, she created a military green envelope clutch with textured leather, alongside a large suede hobo, with plenty of room for packing all essentials.
D. Pearl Crochet
Designer Diane Davis of D. Pearl Crochet is a woman who designs many hats and wears many hats. Besides running and designing for her burgeoning crochet hat business, she is an actress and bookkeeper. She’s expanded her collection into hair pieces, bracelets and bags. D. Pearl’s signature is transforming things Davis sees in street style into crochet. This season’s hallmark is a collection of helmet-style crochet hats in muted tones.