Misha Granado, Jerron Wray
A look from Tribe of Dumo
Yemi Koyejo, John Guess Jr.
Paula Wilder, Trena Brown
Cshenal Jackson, Gabriel Ogbannaya
Emcee Rasaq Lawal, Babatunde Ogunseinde
Denise Hawkins, Kimma Wreh
Yemi Koyejo, Davinia Reed, Jessika Davidson, Modinat Kotun
Gents' looks by TeKay Designs
Lauren Summervile, Ellen Chang
Martin & Shelly Davis with Micah
TeKay Designs on the catwalk
TeKay Designs' latest collection
Mary Mendoza, Regina Allen
Tribe of Dumo on the runway
Wellington Taylor, Mary Mendoza
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.