Colin Kaepernick Made Sure To Only Wear Black & Women Designers For His GQ Cover Shoot

All black everything!

Photo Credit: Photo: Blavity

| November 16 2017,

1:33 pm

This week, GQ revealed Kaepernick as its Citizen of the Year. During the photo shoot for the cover, Kaepernick opted to continue his silent protest by allowing the images to speak on his behalf, along with friends like Ava DuVernay and J. Cole. His only major request? That he wear ALL black designers for the cover shoot.


Rachel commissioned Harlem Haberdashery, owned by husband and wife Guy and Shay Wood, to design the powerful leather blazer that Kaepernick wore on the GQ cover. She also connected with Kerby Jean-Raymond of the menswear label Pyer Moss, to create a custom “Even More Names” shirt based, on his iconic albeit controversial “They Have Names” shirt from 2015.

“It was amazing how it all came together. It feels surreal. I’m proud of how it's being received," Johnson said. "I’m thrilled we were able to feature designers who would have never gotten this look before."

We appreciate Colin for his dedication to our people and our businesses and we congratulate these designers for beautiful work!