‘Black Panther’ transports New York Fashion Week to Wakanda with inclusive show

NEW YORK-  On Monday night Black panther colours, spirit and African print inspiration made their way to Black Panther: Welcome To Wakanda, a charity presentation featuring 10 designers who contributed pieces inspired by the forthcoming Marvel film which is to be released 16 February worldwide.

Walé Oyéjidé, Creative director of Irike Jones, whose designs do feature in the movie told USA Today about the fashion looks,

“It’s very much about fusion and the marriage of cultures, respectfully showing that all of us no matter where we’re are inspired by the culture around us,” Jones said, describing the outfit’s design as “rooted in an African aesthetic, that has European silhouettes, a silk scarf made in Italy, that represents both African and European culture. And it’s just kind of showing that we are better together.”

Welcome to Wakanda Fashion Week:

Ikire Jones


“I think, as somebody of African descent, it was very clear they did the homework, and so everything from the accents to the fashion to the hairstyles (showed) the nuanced representations of people that have not generally been seen,” said Oyéjidé.



Cushnie et Ochs design, consistent of designers Michelle Ochs and Carly Cushnie, contributed a golden gown with an embellishment of the heart-shaped herb that gives Black Panther his powers in the movie.



The event was an event charity presentation to support Save the Children.

Photo Credits- USA TODAY

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