Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Black History Month Through The Eyes of Fashion and Beauty

It's that time of year again to celebrate the rich culture and history of the African Caribbean people through Black History Month. Indeed, Black History Month has been celebrated in the United Kingdom since its inception in 1987.

What is the Purpose? 
I see it as a time to raise the self-worth and racial pride of the African Caribbean people.  As a people, we must embrace the experiences that have shaped us. When I think of the black race positive words such as resilience, fortitude, colourful, joyful, vibrant and creative come to my mind. 

In the spirit of the month, my borough, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham have put together a program of events to celebrate Black History Month with style. A fashion show themed Radiant Ebony is one of the events in the Black History Month Calendar. 

Organised by The Beauty Realm in collaboration with the Council, this will be a celebration of the richness of the African and Caribbean people and their culture through fashion and beauty. The showcase will include latest designs in African inspired fashion, prints and textiles with trendy wears and styles showing the diversity and richness of the culture of the African Caribbean people.

The show has been supported by The Sew London Project, a dynamic creative art, craft, recycling and sewing studio situated in Barking, East London where a range of sewing courses from beginners to advanced levels are offered. The ethos of The Sew London Project is steeped in ethical fashion, elegance, style and special bespoke outfits that create lasting memories.
The event is free to attend and you can get your ticket here.

Radiance and Love,

Wumi Oyewole


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