The Black Lives Matter in Italy Fashion Collective supported the emerging designers in the development of their collections, produced by Italian companies.
The Milan-based designer highlights the problematic nature of “African wax” fabrics.
The designer and artist have created wool sweaters ablaze with color, and proceeds from sales will go to the Nairobi Contemporary Art Institute and Italy’s Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.
The digital event on Sept. 27 marked the first step in a broader project supported by the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion Collective and CNMI.
The designers part of the “We Are Made in Italy” project are mentored by Stella Jean and Edward Buchanan and the digital event will take place on Sept. 27.
The Italian Black designer expressed her frustration about the replies to her call for a deeper commitment to fight racism in Italy she got from Italian Fashion Chamber president Carlo Capasa and other members of the board.