As we ready to wrap 2022, SO spotlights a few global superstars who have betted on pieces from Jamaican fashion designers for some of their most important events. From Emmy award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph taking the 2022 Emmy Awards stage in Brandon Blackwood, to Julia Roberts' powerful-in-pink Greta Constantine moment, the featured designers were key in unsettling womenswear norms, while also transforming industry and cultural expectations as a whole.
We started with the top 10, but our files reminded us of red-carpet moments we really could not possibly leave off this list. So, we updated! Here are our top 25.
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Sheryl Lee Ralph debuted Brandon Blackwood's first-ever gown at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in September. A crystal-encrusted mini Kendrick Trunk from the designer completed the award-winning look..
Emmy Award-winning Jamaican actress Sheryl Lee Ralph wears custom Brandon Blackwood for The Cut.Erik Carter
International dancehall artiste Shenseea totes Brandon Blackwood's Green Denim Kendrick Trunk to the 2022 HOT 97 Summer Jam festival.Kumoshai
Equally haute was British-Jamaican actress Jodie Turner-Smith in Interior NYC and Brandon Blackwood..
American actress Tessa Thompson set the red carpet ablaze at the 2022 Venice Film Festival in Elie Saab and Brandon Blackwood. She was styled by iconic duo Wayman Bannerman and Micah McDonald, known professionally as Wayman + Micah.IG/@brandonblackwoodnyc
Jamaican-American designer Brandon BlackwoodHsiang-Hsi Lu
American rap superstar Cardi B snapped a selfie wearing Brandon Blackwood's Leather & Mongolian wool coat.IG/@brandonblackwoodnyc
With her husband Dwyane Wade sharing the frame, Hollywood actress Gabrielle Union-Wade works the Diotima Sade Mesh Crystal Midi Dress as the couple celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary in Cala Xarraca.Olipi Pictures
Hollywood actress Keke Palmer covers Glamour's July issue in a Philosophy blazer and Diotima dress.Lea Winkler
Jamaican-born fashion designer Rachel ScottJoshua Kolbo
Canadian creative director, activist, and fashion designer Aurora James wore Look 13 from Theophilio's SS23 Homecoming collection for Glamour magazine.Brad Ogbonna
Dancehall megastar Grace "Spice" Hamilton wears Look 24 from Theophilio's Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection for her music video Sexerciser.IG: @tahiguy
American actress, singer, and television personality Keke Palmer rocks Look 17 from Theophilio's SS22 collection for British Vogue's July 2022 issue.Greg Williams
American journalist and television host Elaine Welteroth was draped in Theophilio for the 'De Beers: Where It Begins' Celebration in NYC.IG/@elainewelteroth
American singer, songwriter and actress ChlÃ¶e Bailey in Look 14 from Theophilio's Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear collection for Essence magazine's Black Fashion issue.Eric Johnson
Jamaican-born, New York-based fashion designer Edvin Thompson.