African Marketplace Pop-Up

The Fowler hosts an African Pop-Up Shop in the Davis Courtyard. This marketplace includes five LA-based vendors offering clothing, bags, and jewelry in conjunction with the exhibition Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths.

At 2pm, there will be a talk by Kay and Nyambo Anuluoha of Los Angeles boutique Kutula of Africana, who provided African-print clothing for Black Panther.

Designers at the pop-up shop include:

Akwaba Designs brings trendsetting Afrocentric jewelry. Afro-glam and Western chic are fused to create a unique collection that redefines African-Chic.
@akwaba_designs


Reflektion Designs is an AfroModern home decor and accessories brand with a discerning eye for pattern to help you create a home that feels amazingly bold and culturally expressive. A range of textiles like Ankara fabric and Mud cloth are sourced globally or made locally in Los Angeles.
@reflektiondesign


Rayo has been dubbed an emerging brand to watch by Vogue Magazine. This year, socially conscious creative director Olamiposi Somoye is offering limited edition pieces by the Lagos-based brand to fund women’s vocational education in rural areas of Nigeria.
@rayo.ng

House of Dor & Belle is a fashion and cosmetics company specializing in womenswear, menswear, and jewelry sourced directly from Africa.

Sumahrie Collections is an LA-based clothing and accessories line blending traditional African fashion with Western influence to create rich, revolutionary, and vibrant clothes, bags, jewelry, and sandals.
@sumahrie

Runway Boutique brings 13 years of retail and styling success on La Brea Ave with a pop-up offering new and vintage clothing and accessories. Always styled with deconstructed genius and an eye to the latest trends.
@runwayboutiquela

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Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 398 Westwood Plaza, directly off Sunset Blvd | $12/day
Rideshare drop-off 305 Royce Drive.

About the Exhibition
Striking Iron is a major international traveling exhibition that reveals the history of invention and technical sophistication that led African blacksmiths to transform one of Earth’s most basic natural resources into objects of life-changing utility, empowerment, and astonishing artistry.

Date

Aug 12 2018
Expired!

Time

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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