The traveling pop-up shop/gallery, SUPAFRIK, is making its U.S. debut in Washington, D.C. from October 18th – October 21st, 2012. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this. According to the SUPAFRIK website, SUPAFRIK “is curated around the theme of “Urban Contemporary Africana” and will showcase artwork and design that re-contextualize African aesthetics and traditions within a modern framework.” Full itinerary after the jump.
The first lady was ravishing at the 98th Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in a reworked gown from Naeem Khan’s fall 2012 collection.
Reginald F. Lewis’ Dandy Day was awesome! I had the opportunity to catch up with old acquaintances, network with fellow bloggers like Jann’l from Girls of Plenty, and check out items from vintage boutiques such as Zulu Gypsy. It was nice to see Nontsikelelo “Lolo” Veleko’s, Jati Lindsay’s and Kia Chenelle’s photographs in person and to be introduced to the work of Iké Udé. Hearing Shantrelle P. Lewis as well several contributors speak about what Dandy Lion means to them, made the day all the more special. Commendations go to Shantrelle P. Lewis, the contributing artists, boutiques, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for putting together a beautiful event and beautiful exhibits. Please excuse the horrible pics taken with my cellphone.
Celebrate black dandyism at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum Saturday, April 28 from noon to 5 p.m. Peruse clothing and accessories by indie designers hosted by Planet Maud Vintage & Co.; join Monica Miller as she discusses her book, Slaves to Fashion: Black Dandyism and the Styling of Black Diasporic Identity; take a gallery walk with curator Shantrelle P. Lewis; listen to monologues by Theatre Morgan students (Morgan State University); and groove to the sounds of DJ Jahsonic. Museum admission required. Image Credit: Jati Lindsay
From the Reginald F. Lewis Museum Website: Global Dandy is a selection of 13 photographs from The Global Africa Project, featuring works that explore cultural fusion as glimpsed through fashion, particularly through the self-styling of eclectic dandies and fashionistas across the globe. The vibrant images capture elements of dandy style in a global African context. As in the larger exhibition, the works on view in Global Dandy challenge conventional notions of a singular African aesthetic or identity. Featured photographers are Iké Udé, Daniele Tamagni and Nontsikelelo “Lolo” Veleko Global Dandy is on view at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Maryland through May 13, 2012. Image Credit: Nontsikelelo “Lolo” Veleko