Homecoming And Browns 2020: Exclusive Online Panel Talks
Join us for two exclusive live online panel talks where some of the industry’s most exciting cultural tastemakers meet to discuss exchange and influence across the diaspora. Covering fashion, art, culture and streetwear, watch Angelo Baque, Virgil Abloh, Tremaine Emory, Wale Lawal, Stephen Tayo and more engage in two dynamic discussions around global African influence today.
Homecoming & Browns Present: Pushing The African Visual Identity Discourse Forward
Visually, the evolution and impact of African culture on a global scale is undeniable, whilst the discourse around ownership, appropriation and responsibility continues to evolve. The dialogue on how to evolve beyond criticism is just beginning.
In a conversation with pioneers spanning the spaces of fashion, art and culture, this discussion will focus on the growing global dominance of African identity narratives - including its criticisms and impact. It will then explore ways in which African visual narratives can be propelled forward, especially within the fashion industry.
Irene Agbontaen - Founder, TTYA
Joke Ladoja - Creative - Director, Grey Projects
Niyi Okuboyejo - Creative Director, Post Imperial
Seni Saraki - Co-founder & Editor-in-chief, Native Magazine
Stephen Tayo - Photographer
Tremaine Emory - Denim Tears, creative consultant and co-founder of No
Yagazie Emezi – Photographer
Hosted By Wale Lawal, Editor, The Republic
When: Thu, 27 August 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 BST
Homecoming And Browns Present: Can Africa Generate The Re-Birth Of Streetwear?
Grace Ladoja MBE and Alex Sossah, founders of Metallic Inc., host this timely discussion on the evolving state of global streetwear and the role Africa plays in its ongoing evolution and regeneration.
Combining streetwear’s most renowned names with the voices of tomorrow, this discussion frames a global fashion movement within the context of Africa’s creative renaissance and its international influence, from the underground to the mainstream.
Angelo Baque - Founder & Creative Director, AWAKE NY
Ciesay - Founder, Places + Faces
Free The Youth - Ghana based Streetwear Brand & Collective
Guillaume Schmidt - Founder, Patta
Ireti Zaccheaus - Founder, Street Souk
Jefferson Osei & Hussein Suleiman - Co-founders, Daily Paper
Jimmy Ayeni & Ola Badiru - Co-founders, Vivendii
Jomi Bello & Nifemi Bello - Co-founders, WafflesNCream
Leo & Slawn - Co-Founders, Motherlan
Virgil Abloh - Founder, Off-White | Artistic Director, Menswear Louis Vuitton
Moderated by Grace Ladoja MBE and Alex Sossah
When: Fri, 28 August 2020, 18:00 – 19:30 BST