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Hot Designers, DJ Mixmaster Brown and Male Rompers

Houston Museum of African American Culture Throws a Summer Party to Remember

BY Matthew Ramirez & Catherine D. Anspon // 06.29.17

What: Africa On My Mind Fashion Show and Benefit

Where: Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC)

PC Moment: The first annual Africa on My Mind experience took over the Houston Museum of African American Culture for a lively summer evening bringing together shopping, music, bites, and an elaborate runway show. Co-presented by HMAAC and the Nigerian-American Multicultural Council, the night’s highlights were ensembles by Houston designers Kimma Wreh of TeKay Designs, and Chioma Osibodu of Tribe of Dumo, who rolled out runway looks inspired by traditional African textiles merged with trendsetting fashion, including a female response to this season’s male rompers trend. DJ Mixmaster Brown reigned on the turntable. Before and after the fashion presentation, guests enjoyed African-inspired cuisine, boutique shopping, and taking in exhibitions by celebrated Mali photographer Malick Sidibe and craft-influenced painter Leslie Wayne.

Who: Museum CEO John Guess Jr.; the creative quartet Yemi Koyejo, Modinat Kotun, Jessika Davidson, and Davinia Reed, who organized the multicultural evening; Terri Hamm; Misha Granado; Jerron Wray; Mary Mendoza; Felicia Beal; Lauren Summervile; Ellen Chang; Philetta Phillips; Paula Wilder; emcee Rasaq Lawal; and Shelly and Martin Davis, stopping by with their newborn Micah on his first ever art outing.

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