Fly gal style

Jamaican designer Samantha Black makes unconventional clothes for “NYC fly gals”

  • Photo by Chris Fox-Kelly
  • Photo by Chris Fox-Kelly

In her current hometown of New York City, Jamaican designer Samantha Black transformed a nineteenth-century church into a lively fashion runway for her Spring/Summer 2016 collection. The architecture was the perfect backdrop for her presentation of relaxed silhouettes combined with tomboy spunk. The Project Runway alum perfectly balanced pops of colour, bold stripes, and fresh sporty details within a fun collection of jumpsuits, silky separates, and day-to-day dresses. She says her clothing is made for “tomboys at heart” and “NYC fly gals.” Using unconventional materials such as neoprene, Black makes every garment a daring statement.

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