Claire’s Life: Attending BrokenLand Co’s Nordstrom Debut + Black Female Designers You Should Know Including Samantha Black and Dom Doll NYC

It was all about Black Girl Magic and Black Female Designers at Brokenland Co’s Nordstrom debut this past Saturday in New York!

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In addition to Broken Land debuting their couture denim collaboration with Nordstrom, the event also stood as a showcase for other black female owned brands you should know!

If you’re not familiar with Broken Land, where have you been? The brand was founded by a lawyer, Janai Jackson (middle) , who wanted to reimagine denim in a couture way (read more about her here). Broken Land offers denim jackets, skirts, jeans, and now coats with pleating, fun patterns, and new silhouettes. It’s the bomb! While I have worn many pieces by the brand before, for the event, I opted for a few new items, including their dotted blouse and tiered mini skirt. 

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Two more brands you should know: Dom Doll NYC, an artist who paints canvases and also paints portraits of black girls on Telfar bags:

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I also said hey to Samantha Black, a Jamaican American ready to wear designer, whose pieces have been spied on Gabrielle Union, Wendy Williams, and so many more.

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Other brands in the building included Lasette__, a lingerie brand and Aura by Jewel, a line of chic statement earrings. If your line was showing at the event, please leave your info in the comments!

It was a fun time and a wonderful way to support black female designers.

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