BlackWoman showcased the best of four emerging designers and 20 models on 23rd June 2018 with Catwalk Shows, Human Rights Presentations, and Cultural Debates. In September 2018, during London Fashion Week, there will be Catwalk Shows with an addition of a Natural Skin Care Product market place, with a Designer Showroom organised throughout the day for potential buyers to talk directly with designers.
2018 DESIGNER COLLECTIONS
BlackWoman 2018 – The Inauguration
Saturday, 23rd June 2018
BlackWoman shows are a glossy, crowd-pulling experience where young, edgy designers showcase their next-generation cool with art-world style presentations rather than classic catwalk shows.
BlackWoman was an original idea by Shane Campbell, concept further developed by Trevor Blackman (Ape Media), and is a fashion experience dedicated to celebrating the beauty and creative talent of African and Caribbean women living in London.
BlackWoman brings awareness in relation to discrimination that still takes place within the fashion and creative industries and society as a whole. The right not to be discriminated against is a right that belongs to everybody (regardless of colour), whatever our differences; BlackWoman goes a long way towards helping make this a reality within the fashion industry.
Pink Diamond is a vintage and retro Urban Fashion Brand that epitomises the current trend for exclusivity and individualised pieces in predominantly denim and leather that make a bold fashion statement, that sits well with street culture. The Designer Makeda Thomas represents her primary clientele – young, artistic, talented and ambitious. The brand is name Pink Diamond – because this is the rarest type and highest quality diamond available.
From her graduation, her seamstress journey started with working for Zandra Rhodes and progressed onto the likes of Vivienne Westwood. Joan Martinique prides herself on high-quality finish and moulding a garment to have the perfect fit on any body. She effortlessly showcases and stands for elegance, class, culture and timeless pieces. A Martinique creation is always unpredictable, every creation provides the mantra of impeccable quality and unique style.
Yetunde & The Vintage Alternatives (YATVA)ho is YATVA? – YATVA stands for Yetunde & The Vintage Alternatives:
Their newest addition is YATVA – M.I.A (Made in Africa).
Made in Africa, fashion and home collection was born, 7 years ago. With the aim to put African and Vintage in the limelight and turn all your unwanted African and bold prints into something fashionable using vintage as the platform for design and African print as the brain; supporting fair trade and to create jobs in Africa and Europe.
Hailing from East London, fashion designer Zoieanne London mesmerised the Fashion world with her luxurious and one of one’s knitwear. While studying at the London College of Fashion, she discovered her deep-rooted passion for knitwear; which has driven her to encourage and champion young up-and-coming designers to pursue careers in the wool-filled world. The Collection ‘Hidden Gems’ draws inspiration from the very essence of natures raw timeless beauty. Preferring to utilise natural environments in her photography; This collection has knitted elements combined with woven printed fabrics; heavily influenced by her love of travel.
BlackMan – The Inauguration in association with F A | | O N
Monday, 17th September 2018
Show Times: 2pm & 6pm.
Venue: COS| 146 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4BY
COLLABORATORS & CONTRIBUTORS
BlackWoman is a team effort, and this includes working with great contributors to make every event a success. For more information on how to get involved email firstname.lastname@example.org today.
Images: © Emerzy Corbin Photography