After a successful installation at the Mint Museum earlier this year, DUPP&SWAT co-founders Davita and Dion Galloway started planning a spin-off. This time, they focused on the design and culture behind streetwear.
The first iteration, FRESH2DEATH (F2D), was a collaboration with many artists, designers and expressionists. It was a perfect mixture of an exhibition, a selfie museum and a block party. The duo designed the exhibit to celebrate, highlight and inform the importance of Black contribution to mainstream culture.
“Back with another iteration, FRESH2DEATH: STREETWHERE is an innovative and interesting take on the word, ‘WHERE,” said Galloway. “The ‘WHERE’ reveals itself in the unique pop-up locations created by each brand/designer.”
Highlighting Seven Black Fashion Designers
The “two-day extravaganza” will feature an all-day market starting Sept. 10 with seven, Black-owned brands and local artists facilitating workshops surrounding the “STREETWHERE?” theme.
Activities range from spoken word performances from Jordan Bailey to photography workshops and shoe customization workshops. The Black-men-owned brands featured are:
- Quantanamobay by Jaquan Thompson
- Westcott Studio by Shane Farrow
- NiVet Clothing by Tevin Baskerville
- LVC Drip Gods by Antoine Scott + Demetrius Ross
- Nu-Mars Creations by Isaiah Milton
- F4mily Matters by Samir Hamid
- Daniel Baptiste by Daniel Baptiste
Accented by Creative Workshops
The festivities continue on Sunday, Sept. 10, with a day full of more workshops ranging from stenciling with Arko to designing and customizing clothing. The workshops – curated by local creative (and incoming Charlotte Is Creative communications manager), Makayla Binter – are meant to challenge, invite and explore streetwear.
“I asked a collection of creatives that I thought would come up with some interesting concepts linking culture, fashion and their mediums with the topic of STREETWHERE,” said Binter.
“Each facilitator sprinkled their own creativity in the subject matter and I am so excited for participants to get a glimpse into the numerous mediums each creative plans to share.”
- 1 to 2 p.m. – Poetry/Writing Workshop with Jordan Bailey
- 2 to 3 p.m. – Photography Workshop with George Williams
- 3 to 4 p.m. – Street Photography Workshop with Will Jenkins
- 4 to 5 p.m. – Customization Workshop with Luvly
- 5 to 6 p.m. – Customization Workshop with DeNeer Davis
- 1 to 2 p.m. – Stencil Workshop with Arko
- 2 to 3 p.m. – Architectural Workshop with Kenzie Elam
- 3 to 4 p.m. – Design Workshop with Jaillin
- 4 to 5 p.m. – Customization Workshop with DeNeer Davis
GET TICKETS TO THE WORKSHOPS
The market is free admission from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets for the workshops, fashion show and more are available on Eventbrite.
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