It’s easy to get enamored by the faces on the runway but the real movers and shakers in the fashion industry flourish off the catwalk. From editors at your favorite glossies to bloggers, these purveyors of style are making an indelible imprint in every arena of the fashion industry, and impacting the culture in the process.

Whether creating a fashion show just to showcase talented black designers or changing how the world views plus-size fashion with a “fatkini,” these women are revolutionizing the fashion industry through their groundbreaking accomplishments. Check out 15 black women in fashion you need to know.

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