Black Panther is changing the narratives on our screens, moving away from the usual superheroes we are used to seeing on our screens constantly to creating a new phase that must be celebrated by everyone especially if you are an African.
The idea of the movie got us wondering if the Africa-inspired outfits that were worn by attendees on Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, will have the African designers touch to it.
And, yes, we found some that wore designs made by African designers either living on the continent or outside. See below for details:
Atandwa Kani wore South African brands; Vukani Fashions, & Maxhosa by Laduma.
John Kani’s traditional African ensemble by laduma based in South Africa.
British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo attended the premiere in a colourful garment called Dashiki, the design originated from West Africa.
South African movie legend, Connie Chiume wore Antherline Couture from South Africa
Bozoma Saint John, Chief Brand Officer at Uber of Ghanaian descent touched her style with ‘Gye Nyame’ designed purse by Kua Designs from Ghana. Her floor-length skirt is by Studio D’Maxsi owned by Afua Sam.
Tanika Ray wore a beautiful Floor-length African print designed by Cameroonian fashion designer, Lavie by Claude Kameni.
Nigerian born American actress, Sope Aluko wore a green laser-cut outfit by Nigerian fashion designer Deola Sagoe.
African designers did make impacts with their designs for the celebrated individuals at the premiere of the movie, and we are more proud of this and hope to see more of such in the future.
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