AFWLA Talks: Fashion Insiders discuss African Fashion
Continent Creative–producers of African Fashion Week LA–bring us AFWLA Talks, a panel discussion with fashion entrepreneurs and insiders with ties to the African continent. Speakers will examine their paths to the fashion industry, offering unique perspectives on African fashion and why it matters. Afterwards visit the exhibition “African-Print Fashion Now” which will be open late for your enjoyment.
Nike Ojekunle, Blogger
Fashion blogger/stylist, and owner of specsandblazers. Follow on Instagram @specsandblazers
Kay and Nyambo Anuluoha, Retailers and Designers
Owners of the oldest African-Print clothing stores in Los Angeles, Kutula. They exclusively dressed David Oyelowo for all his multi-city movie premieres for Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016) and provided a majority of the African print clothes for the #1 grossing motion picture of 2016, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. Follow on Instagram @kutula
Lami Somoye, Designer
Founder and Artistic Director of Rayo by L. Somoye. Follow the Rayo line on Instagram @rayo.ng
Pamela Emmanuel, International Publicist
Owner of Daughters of Nonyelem, Luxury PR and brand placement firm. Emmanuel has also styled celebrities like Celine Dion, Matthew McConaughey, Zendaya and more. Follow on instagram @daughtersofnonyelum
Alita Bailey, Costume Designer
Credits include FOX’s Empire, BET’s New Edition, Zoe Ever After, the Spike Lee Movie, Chi-Raq and more. See more of Alita’s work on instagram: @fashionalita
Sope Ogunyemi and Onyinyechi Egeonuigwe, Producers
Sope and Onyinyechi are the Executive and Creative Directors of Continent Creative, which produces African Fashion Week each Fall in Los Angeles. To learn more, follow on Instagram @continentcreative and @afwla.
Parking in UCLA Lot 4: 221 Westwood Plaza at Sunset Blvd. $3/hr or max $12/day at Pay-by-Plate stations.
Panel takes place in Lenart Auditorium, Fowler Museum Floor A