The unique fabric known as Aso Oke, a hand-woven cloth created by the Yoruba people of West Africa, is slowly making a comeback in the fashion industry. One designer, Kenneth Ize is channeling his African heritage and curating luxury garments utilizing this intricate fabric to convey the soul put into each piece of his collections. Ize is the emerging designer pioneering this movement making a splash in the industry with a name worth remembering.
Can a portrait of a person provoke a connection to the viewer without the viewer ever having met them? Is it possible to capture someone’s essence using brushstrokes and a blank canvas? UK artist Jane Frenchhas created a unique style that accomplishes this as she has portrayed the expressions of human connection through her breathtaking paintings.
“I would love to see more diversity and inclusion of all kinds of people. I know it’s a lot of people, but I feel everyone deserves the opportunity to show the world the light they have got inside them. Everyone should be given the chance!”
In 2018, well-known Ghanaian-American fashion designer Virgil Ablohacted as artistic director for luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton in Paris, France. There, he presented to the world Ottawa Kwami, who has now become one of the most famous and sought-after male models in the industry at just twenty years old.
Popular country music artists often follow a similar path, one which includes moving to Nashville, writing music, and the eventual pursuit of a career with hopes of grand success. This process is challenging, to say the least, and is not meant for the faint of heart. For Kentucky-nativeElvie Shane, five long years were spent in Nashville before a trend on TikTokusing his song changed his life forever.
The #kidboss hashtag on Instagram highlights kids from around the world that have turned a passion or hobby into a profitable business. Whether it be in the field of cooking, design, or in this case, a children’s book and apparel company, kids have been utilizing social media to let their voices be heard. Meet JakaiFountain, a 13-year-old kid boss in Atlanta and the owner and CEO of King Kai LLC.