Carol Daughter’s became the “it” beauty brand with the help of celebrity co-signs and financial backing of Mary J. Blige, Jada Pinkkett-Smith, Thalia, Jay-Z amongst others. Now, Harlem Fashion Row has helped to bred Samantha Black, the designer/owner of Sammy B Designs. Black’s name has been generating the same early buzz as Lisa Price earned on her rise to becoming a national brand.
Black, a burgeon style-maker, graduated from the prestigious Pratt Institute, then built her roots in the fashion business working for the late Alexander McQueen and as the head designer line of JimmyZ before taking a risk to start her own collection. She has shaped her vision into two lines: Her ready to wear SammyB collection, which she describes as “super funky, live, colorful, eclectic” and her signature Samantha Black collection, which is “sleek, high-fashion, detailed.”
The Brooklynite’s contemporary line has attracted a diverse range of consumers of urban chic to afro-punk tastemakers. Black’s items from swimsuits to dresses have been worn by Kelis, Fefe Dobson, Keri Hilson, Dawn Richard, Teairra Mari, Eva Pigford and more.
Now, Ms. Black has launched a social media campaign to raise capital for a New York Fashion Week endeavor, which has been endorsed by “Refill” singer Elle Varner and “Dirty Talk” artist Wytner Gordon. “y’all please support my girl @sammybdesignsny raising funds NYFW show! I wear he stuff always shes amazing!” stated Elle Varner.
Wynter adds, “I would pay a million$$$ to wear samantha black.”
To support Sammy B Designs, visit her Kickstarter page.