rad creative of the day: kye nelson celebrates blackness in all dem shades with empowering womenswear line

June 27, 2016

All Dem Shades is an empowering and unifying clothing line and ideology that celebrates blackness in all shades. The collection was the creative vision of New Orleans-born Kye Nelson, an artist with a Fashion Merchandising degree, who was inspired by a lifetime of being described as “pretty for a dark skin girl.” Since it’s inception in Dec. 2015 as mainly graphic tees, All Dem Shades has expanded into a visionary line that now makes swimwear and womenswear. Check out some of Kye’s designs, down below, and shop All Dem Shades, right here.

By Erin White*, AFROPUNK contributor

All Dem’ Shades Creative Director & Photographer – Precious Acker
All Dem’ Shades Communications Intern – Phylia Calloway
MUA – @tookiewhite

*Erin White is an Atlanta-based writer and AFROPUNK’s editorial and social media assistant. You can follow her on Tumblr or friend her on Facebook. Have a pitch or an inquiry? Shoot her an email at