“People think that I got into costume design because of fashion, but it was really the vivid stories that I was reading by poets and playwrights that made me want to get into storytelling through costume design. Fashion was not on my radar. I was, rather, introduced to fashion through costume design. I started to understand how to use color and fashion and direct it to character,” she said.
The Ruth Carter x H&M collection features 11 pieces including tops, hoodies, shorts, joggers and a bucket hat. Each piece is adorned with various logos centering around the colors red, black and green, a nod to the Blackness. The words “Truth” and the phrase “Trust Your Voice” are etched in big letters across many of the items along with personalized quotes from Carter.