| Homme+Femme has launched second collaboration with Churchill Downs for the official Kentucky Derby merchandise collection. The Black-Owned brand is putting their mark on the historic event with their collection honoring the African American Horseman’s history of the Kentucky Derby. The collection includes Homme+Femme’s signature varsity jackets, traditional workout blazer cardigans, crewneck sweatshirts, tees, and hats available to shop at Churchill Downs and through HommeFemme.com. Pricing ranges from $65 – $600.
Homme+Femme Founder, Drew Evans notes “My experience at Churchill Downs and Louisville as a city in 2022 gave me so much inspiration that I was able to apply to this year’s collection. I am beyond excited to continue to tell the story of the African American horseman and the African American community’s impact on the Derby through the clothing we have created.”
In the brand’s second collection for the Kentucky Derby, the brand is infusing the southern prep style known and loved by the Kentucky Derby fans with Homme+Femme’s streetwear heritage creating an inclusive collection that merges the cultures.
Black Heritage Fashion: Homme+Femme Launches Official Kentucky Derby Collection In Second Partnership With Churchill Downs
Images Courtesy of Homme+Femme | Photographer: Michael Greenburg “Being able to share our unknown African American History that our community may not have known about through expression and creativity means the world to me. So much history from the past goes forgotten and we are still impacting the Derby to this day. Our collaboration brings pride to our heritage, promotes winning, excellence and pushes Homme+Femme further in the prestigious luxury market that we are building towards.” – Drew Evans continues on the collaboration.
History of Black horsemen and the Kentucky Derby is intertwined with 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derbies being won by Black jockeys. As a Black-owned brand, Homme+Femme pulls inspiration from this rich history to create a collection that celebrates diversity and inclusiveness. Homme+Femme and Churchill Downs brought their unique point of view together on the collaboration with Churchill Downs to curate a collection that is a modern take on a prestigious institution giving opportunity to break barriers in the sport through fashion.
“Collaborating with Churchill Downs means a lot to me and the brand is one of the most prestigious and historic sporting institutes within the world. It’s a world of its own on that first Friday and Saturday of May at Churchill Downs. Only a few chosen brands are able to participate and for them to work with us and give us an opportunity for the second time continues to put confidence into me and my team.” says Homme+Femme Founder, Drew Evans.
Images Courtesy of Homme+Femme | Photographer: Michael Greenburg Images Courtesy of Homme+Femme | Photographer: Michael Greenburg About Homme+Femme:Homme+Femme, founded by Drew Evans in his grandparents garage in Compton, CA is a leading voice in streetwear today and celebrating their 10th year in business. Having partnered with top names including The Kentucky Derby, Eddie Bauer featuring Bloody Osiris highlighted the importance of the Eddie Bauer brand to Hip Hop & Rap culture in the 90s, and with partnership with musical artists such as Mozzy for merch around his most recent album. Homme+Femme takes inspiration from Black culture, 90s Hip Hop & Rap, and from pop culture to create high quality styles ahead of the trends. The brand’s signature styles include their letterman jackets, raw edge denim, trucker hats, tees, and more. Top celeb fans of the brand include Billie Eilish, Justin Bieber, Post Malone, and athletes including Donovan Mitchell, Jevon Holland among others.
About the Kentucky DerbyThe $3 million Kentucky Derby takes place on the first Saturday in May at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Inaugurated in 1875, the legendary 1 1/4-mile race for three-year-olds is the longest continually-held major sporting event in North America and the first leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown series. Also known as, “The Run for the Roses™” and “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports™,” the Kentucky Derby is the most attended horserace in the nation. This year, the Kentucky Derby will take place on May 6, 2023. For more information, please visit www.KentuckyDerby.com.