An exclusive collection is set to support Black designers on the rise.
HubSpot and NTWRK have joined forces for a fashion drop at INBOUND 2022 — an annual event that brings industry leaders together — according to a press release shared with AfroTech. The creative talent behind the drop’s curation is Antoine Gregory. As the founder of Black Fashion Fair, a platform dedicated to Black designers and Black-owned brands, the creative was beyond fitted for the collaboration. Additionally, Gregory has worked with the likes of Akris, Dolce & Gabbana, Pyer Moss, Fubu, and Telfar.
“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,” Amy Marino, HubSpot’s Global Head of Brand Marketing, said. “We’re inspired by Antoine’s accomplishments and excited to partner once again with NTWRK to co-create a one-of-a-kind collection that amplifies these talented designers and their stories.”
The Exclusive Drop's Mission
In addition to helping more people discover upcoming Black designers, all proceeds from the drop will be donated to the Brooklyn Sewing Academy, a program dedicated to addressing systemic issues in the design industry through education and training, the press release details.
Featured Designers And Their Work
The collection includes the designs of Antoine Manning, founder of Homage Year, and Nicole Zizi, founder of Nicole Zizi Studio, who are “growing better through their commitment to the environment, their communities, and their customers.”
The products feature Manning’s signature Mini Ova bag in HubSpot’s solaris orange, Zizi’s iconic organic cotton logo hoodie with “grow better” detailing, and a custom one-of-one Nicole Zizi recycled patchwork denim jacket.
“Our partnerships with HubSpot have reflected our shared commitment to uplift new creative talent to fans on the cutting edge of art and fashion,” NTWRK CEO Aaron Levant said. “In our third collaboration, we’re proud to highlight diverse creators who face obstacles in business development and retail exposure, and to shine a spotlight on Antoine Gregory’s drive and commitment to advocating for change.”
HubSpot, NTWRK and Antoine Gregory Set To Launch
On Sept. 9 — the drop backed by Gregory and Black Fashion Fair — will launch exclusively on the NTWRK app.