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The 25 Greatest Black Fashion Designers

Agape Mdumulla

Design Credits: Agi & Sam

Agape Mdumulla is one half of the design duo behind the brand Agi & Sam, and easily one of the British menswear designers you should know. He earned his stripes working for Karl Lagerfeld and Alexander McQueen, the latter being where he eventually met co-designer Sam Cotton. But his foray into fashion wasn't always so clear: As the story goes, Mdumulla wanted to be a pilot until he was 16. Needless to say, it looks like the stars aligned and everything worked out for the best.

Since launching their label, he and Cotton have been praised for their snappy tailoring and prints-they even did an entire collection inspired by the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. They've only shown collections for a few seasons, but if any of the previous ones are indications of what's to come we're in for a treat.

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