The Black Dress Exhibit spotlights ten African American designers that have been overlooked and under-financed in the world of fashion. As we know, there is much controversy and conversation about the industry’s tendency to discount and omit the talents of the African American community, models and designers alike. The Black Dress Exhibit sheds some light on 10 talented designers, elaborating on their stories and showcasing their work. This showing opens a new chapter for African American Designers and undoubtedly exists to inspire the global community. Those responsible? Concept developer and co-curator, Adrienne Jones’, guest curator Paula Coleman, and fashion consultant Walter Greene, all of whom had a hand in creative direction.
The exhibit is on display at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery. Viewers will be taken aback by superlative, polished and charming designer Tracy Reese, the Radiant New York-based Laquan Smith, Detail-oriented, eclectic creator Samantha Black, and “bright star” party enthusiast Stephen Burrows (to name a few). The free exhibit will be on display until April 26, 2014. For more information on the exhibition and the designers go to Black Dress.
What: The Black Dress Exhibit
When: Through April 26th, 2014.
Where: Pratt Manhattan Gallery: 144 West 14th Street, 2nd Floor