Marvel Studios’ Black Panther “WELCOME TO WAKANDA” Presented During New York Fashion Week
On Monday February 12th, Marvel Studios hosted Black Panther “Welcome to WAKANDA,” an immersive event to celebrate the upcoming release of the movie and to showcase bespoke designer pieces and capsule collections Inspired by the film.
CHROMAT, Cushnie et Ochs, Fear of God, Ikiré Jones, LaQuan Smith, Sophie Theallet, and Tome, who were selected for their dedication to empowerment and individualism through fashion, created one-of-a-kind pieces interpreting different characters and themes from the movie.
Following the event, the bespoke looks will be auctioned off via CharityBuzz.com in support of Save the Children, an international humanitarian organization that gives children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
Additionally, Black-Panther-inspired capsule collections from Brother Vellies, Douriean Fletcher and Josh Bennett were also on display at the event, with each becoming available for purchase on their respective websites on February 13.
Lexus, the Official Automotive Partner of NYFW, displayed the 2018 LC 500 car that was used during the filming of Black Panther as part of the installation.
Guests enjoyed Wakanda-inspired food and refreshments courtesy of Ghetto Gastro, a culinary collective and cultural movement.