26 March 2008

WASHINGTON, DC -- At School...The Arts Do It Best - Part 2, Howard University



Let me not be biased because I know several wall street bankers and medical doctors who can throw together a quite resplendent look that is a far cry from the stereotyped impressions surrounding these careers. All the same, at Howard University I cannot seem to go wrong with the next generation of budding Black artists when it comes to encountering a well-developed fashion sense. Literally, I don't have to wonder too far from Lulu Vere Childers Hall (home of Howard University Gallery of Art and Division of Fine Arts) before I stumble upon one style-conscious soul after another.

This is Wunmi, a Nigerian fashion design student who is decked out in a vintage trench coat complete with a hood. A nice investment I would say given the topsy-turvy weather that has swept the U.S. of late.

I will be sure to keep you posted on the growing cadre of up-and-coming African fashion designers, both students and marginally established designers. So stay posted to Chike-Ikechi and continue to laud the arts since it is the verb in the language of culture (kudos to Dr. Harrell).

p.s. This "The Arts Do It Best" is turning into a very intriguing little series here! Bravo to the arts!

7 comments:

shop liquorice said...

AHHHHH! looooooove! found something similar on ebay a while back and i'm still kicking myself for letting it slip away :( a monumental loss, i tell you, lol...

xoliquoricexo

Miss Aminata said...

awesome blog...

XXX said...

I need that red leather hooded trench in my life... and one in black.

Anonymous said...

Love this blog
Not sure of the jacket
I dont think leather jackets should be made long.

miss fab said...

i was wondering when this picture would come up. and yes i loved the jacket then and i love it now. wunmi is fierce!! work it girl!!

Oyinkan said...

ooh interesting blog! I like taking inspiration from street style...its not just the celebs who are fashionable.

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

loving the trench and your blog.keep it fierce!
x
Marian
THE HOUSE OF STYLE