A Quest for Unique Patterns and Prints

I Am a change manager, in the process of change. I Am going through a transition, my preferences in prints and colors even textures has drastically, is drastically, changing I recently started exploring and experimenting with prints that spoke to a Pan African as well as Caribbean aesthetic. Prints, patterns, colors that spoke of my … Continue reading

opensewing

The challenge of an open business format is figuring out a revenue model to make it not just sustainable but profitable. Essentially I am taking my creative assets and offering it for others to use as a form of income. In so doing It is my hope that moms especially can be home when their … Continue reading

Bootylicious Valentine

Bootylicious 101 is the first of NYukCo’s  “Idea to income” workshops. Focused around better-fitted pants and skirts, these workshops taught “LEAN startup: within the fashion product lifecycle management.  This is about selling a viable product in the shortest time possible. and building that product with direct consumer input. We facilitate the distance learning and mentoring … Continue reading

Angelina is not the Dashiki nor is it an African Print

DUTCH  Wax Print is Authentic  African? Really? What part of that oxymoron makes one want to fight for this fabric. a colleague, Monique Nubia Sunshine Siders of Kush Designs commented on a FB post from which the image was screenshot. ” If you really do your research you will realize this is not true traditional African … Continue reading

Hack The Rack

“Hack the Rack” is a design hack celebrating the artisan, beginning with craft of custom dressmaking and open to all forms of specialized shelf items. The goal is engineering  QUALITY, FIT, HERITAGE TECHNIQUES, to meet the needs of consumers and lastly ETHICS – there is a subtle difference between an inspiration and  a knock off I … Continue reading

Digital Fashion – Creative entrepreneurship and Digital Strategy

There is more to #fashiontech and digitalfashion than social media and e-commerce. Designers may be able to able to execute their concepts, organize production, conduct fittings, manage production, Show and sell flawlessly offline. Very few can translate those very skill within the digital space. At the core the  questions that exist is not solely whether … Continue reading

“Braids” a Lupita Nyong’o short for Vogue looks at the socio-economic impact and intimacy of a diaspora tradition.

Braiding and it’s socio-economic importance- took center stage in “Braids” a Lupita Nyong’o short for Vogue! The young star is using her clout to reshape dialog on issues relevant to her. Well executed it  opens dialog not just with broader audiences , but among  black women themselves as to the greater value of wha tessentially is a ritual … Continue reading