To celebrate global fashion and the African continent, in particular, we’ve teamed up with Urban Outfitter’sSpace 15 Twenty for a month-long pop-up shop in Hollywood, titled BAZAAAAAR. Beyond our general support of global fashion, our soon-to-debut Spring/Summer 2013 issue features a portfolio of notable fashion brands either based or producing in Africa. Covering a broad spectrum of styles, these brands include eco-cool surf brand Bantu (Senegal); sharp and chic tailoring from Maki Oh (Nigeria); chill beachwear from Makono (Malawi); men’s streetwear from Gold Coast Trading (Ivory Coast); and colorful apparel and accessories from Fashion Rising (Ghana)—to name just a few. Most of these brands will be selling their wares at BAZAAAAAR.
There will also be an opening night party at Space 15 Twenty this Friday, May 3, from 7pm to 10pm to kick off the collaboration. It will be headlined by Theophilus London and feature a DJ set by Kilo Kish as well as a live performance by Jagari Chanda of WITCH. Perhaps most importantly, 10% of proceeds from BAZAAAAAR will go to Fashion Rising, an artisan-produced fashion collection launched by Studio One Eighty Nine in support of V-Day’s One Billion Rising, to support their mission to end violence against women and girls around the world. If you have no plans to be on the West Coast in May, however, fear not: a curated selection of the Hollywood space’s goods will appear in a NYC version of BAZAAAAAR, opening May 9. Stay tuned for more details.
BAZAAAAAR runs May 3 to May 27, from 12pm-8pm daily, at Space 15 Twenty, 1520 North Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028.