( ENSPIRE She Did That ) The Black Fashion Movement & Fashion Show Put Designers on Full Display
ENSPIRE Contributor: LaShonda Thompson
The Black Fashion Movement launched their second pop-up experience in Atlanta, Georgia, at North Point Mall late last month. The event began with a media preview at 1:30 PM, where the media could interview designers, partners, sponsors, and Frenchye Harris, the founder of The Black Fashion Movement.
Following the preview was a “Black” carpet experience where VIP guests such as the VP of SCAD Dr. Audra Pittman, Pastor Debra Morton, Marc Jackson of Mastercard, Roland Guevara of Moet Hennessey, Pastor Aventer Gray, and featured designers Tracy Nicole, Lamik Cosmetics, Dawn Franklin Designs, Kahindo, Gina Gant, Silver & Riley, Ronnel Blackmon, and more. Directly after the “Black” carpet, was a fashion show that featured all the luxury designers. The Black Fashion Movement awarded several upcoming designers from SCAD recognizing their creativity. The students were E’Naiyah Fraizer, Gregory Robinson, Thomas Gaddis. Each student walked the runway as the audience celebrated their talents.
The fashion show was produced by Frenchye Harris of The Black Fashion Movement & Chuck Steelman of Trademark Property Company. TV personality and celebrity DJ, DJ Stormy provided the sounds for the show and the VIP shopping experience. During the shopping experience, Moet Hennesey presented a toast to the Black Fashion Movement where over 100 invited guests raised their glasses to cheer on the success of the Atlanta “pop-up” stop of the movement.
Below is the full list of designers that were featured for your viewing pleasure:
|Serita Jakes Home Dallas, TXCategory: Home GoodsDesigner: Serita JakesIG: @seritajakeshome||Keva J Swimwear Miami, FLCategory: Women’s SwimwearDesigner/CEO: Keva JohnsonIG: @kevajswimwear|
|Kendall Miles Designs Chicago, ILCategory: Women’s ShoesDesigner/CEO: Kendall MilesIG: @thekendallmiles||LAMIK Beauty Houston, TXCategory: CosmeticsCreative Director: Kim RoxieIG: @lamikbeauty|
|Model Atelier Chicago, ILCategory: Women’s ApparelDesigner/CEO: Robin HarrisIG: @modelatelier||Sai Sankoh Dallas, TXCategory: Women’s DesignerDesigner: Sai SankohIG: @saisankoh|
|Parker Durban Chicago, ILCategory: Men’s ApparelDesigner: Norman ScalesIG: @parkerdurban||Don Morphy Dallas, TXCategory: Custom MenswearDesigner: Donald MoforIG: @don_morphy|
|Dawn Franklin Designs Dallas, TXCategory: JewelryDesigner: Dawn FranklinIG: @dawnfranklindesigns||IZAYLA Los Angeles, CACategory: Women’s Contemporary DesignerDesigner: I’sha DunstonIG: @izayla_|
|Gina Gant Baton Rouge, LACategory: JewelryDesigner: Regina PorterIG: @ginagantpearls||Kahindo New York City, NYCategory: Women’s DesignerDesigner: Kahindo MateeneIG: @kahindo_nyc|
|Philthy Ragz Los Angeles, CACategory: Women’s Contemporary DesignerDesigner: Gaynelle Winston WhiteIG: @philthyragz||Tori Soudan Baltimore, MACategory: AccessoriesDesigner: Tori SoudanIG: @torisoudan|
|Silver & Riley New York City, NYCategory: Handbag AccessoriesDesigner: LolaIG: @silverandriley||I Know Skincare Detroit, MICategory: BeautyDesigner: GermaineIG: @iknowskincare|
|Oak & Acorn New York City, NYCategory: Sustainable DenimDesigner: Miko UnderwoodIG: @oakandacornofficial||Ese Azenabor Dallas, TXCategory: BridalDesigner: Ese Azenabor-GrembowskiIG: @eseazenabor|
|Chloe Kristyn Alpharetta, GACategory: Women’s DesignerDesigner: Bettina BensonIG: @chloekristyn||Tribal Eyes Atlanta, GACategory: Accessories/EyewearDesigner: Ona UtuamaIG: @tribal.eyes|
|Red Label Bespoke Atlanta, GACategory: Custom MenswearDesigner: Rod RedmondIG: @redlabelbespoke||Tracy Nicole Atlanta, GACategory: Women’s DesignerDesigner: Tracy NicoleIG: @tracynicoleclothing|
|Wear Brims Atlanta, GACategory: Accessories/HatsDesigners: Tajh Crutch & Archie Clay IIIIG: @wearbrims|
The Black Fashion Movement VIP Shopping Experience & Fashion Show opening night was presented by Mastercard!
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