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Black In Fashion Spotlight: Telfar Clemens Is Redefining The Industry’s Idea Of Luxury

With viral handbags and prolific collaborations, Telfar Clemens is a name you can’t help but to know.

As one of fashion’s most talked-about designers in recent years, Telfar Clemens is building his brand around race, gender, and financial inclusivity, and it’s redefining the meaning of luxury one drop at a time.

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Telfar Clemens, both the designer and his eponymous label, became a household name among fashion aficionados seemingly overnight. But as it turns out for the designer, acceptance into the luxury fashion space didn’t come quickly.

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