Black-owned streetwear brand, Homme+Femme launched a Kentucky Derby Collection in collaboration with last weekend’s 148th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. The collection includes letterman jackets, workout blazers reminiscent of varsity sweaters, T-shirts, and trucker hats offering an inclusive entry point into the world of elite horse racing. The designs use imagery of roses, horses, horseshoes, depictions of Black horsemen, and trophies incorporated into Homme+Femme’s signature streetwear pieces. This collection celebrates the prestige of the Kentucky Derby while calling back to the Black legacy of the Run for the Roses.
Homme+Femme Designer, Drew Evans, and Kentucky Native, Valerie Bruce, formed an unlikely duo when teaming up for the collection. Valerie shared her love and knowledge of the Kentucky Derby with Compton-raised Evans to inspire him to pursue a collaboration with Churchill Downs. Valerie’s diverse knowledge of the sport pairs with Evans’ vision to create a collection rooted in celebrating the tradition of the Kentucky Derby, the sport of horse racing, and the Black legacy at Churchill Downs.
“Being able to highlight the Black legacy of the Kentucky Derby through this capsule is special to me and my brand. I am very thankful to be the one with the opportunity to do that,” says Homme+Femme Founder, Drew Evans.
Prices range from $60 – $600. Shop the collection at HommeFemmeLA.com.
Homme+Femme was founded in 2013 with its roots embedded in the diverse street and luxury cultures of Los Angeles. The French name signifies the premium lifestyle the brand aims to curate with each collection. Founder & Designer, Drew Evans, takes cues from the history of hip-hop, Homme+Femme instills nostalgia into every silhouette, offering products that are forever evolving. At its core, Homme+Femme celebrates community, creating clothes made by young, creative minds for the modern trendsetter.