It’s been 10 entire years since Studio 189 ––the social enterprise co-founded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah–– first took the business on an electrifying experience by the African diaspora. From thoughtfully curated mixtapes to the runway, Studio 189’s mission has at all times been to assist African manufacturers and skills.
This yr marks what Erwiah describes as a “decade of goal” and what higher method to uplift each voice than to sing, and on this case, dance? The Spring 2024 present started with a phrase by Eve Ensler, fantastically sharing the mission of Studio 189.
The style that adopted, handmade in Accra, Ghana, featured threads of custom and years of storytelling which may have been new to the viewers. Frequent Ghanaian materials have been woven into trendy skin-baring silhouettes from cut-out attire, square-neck crop tops, and strapless jumpsuits.
A vibrant shade story is frequent for many collections of the season, however the vivid blues, electrifying oranges and sunshine yellows are intentional in addition to illuminating. The cheery hues communicate to the connection between Africa and its western diaspora.
The socially impactful model had a message in each a part of its present. From the opening phrases that shouted out the hardworking artisans behind each piece to the present’s backdrop mural that displayed their faces.
With pleasure because the radiating temper of the season, the present ended with a celebratory dance down the runway.