Opening Ceremony, recognized as the trumpeter of eccentric styles from emerging brands, has taken favor to Rosario Dawson's brand Studio 189. The latest in a long line of ethically sourced fashion from Africa, the collection connects the dots between the on-trend designer silhouettes pulsating from New York and traditional textiles and patterns that are identifiably African. The on point nature and wearability of the brand's newest collection is a reflection of its growth and understanding of the market. Dawson, while not a designer herself, has partnered with Abrima Erwaih to build their site's ability to continue to expand opportunities for socially conscious designers in Africa. As the market continues to grow, so too do better and better designs from a continent rarely seen as a fashion force. The collectives the products are developed in are located all over Africa. Their mission is to make fashion rise in style and responsibility.
Their sophomore collection is now available online at Opening Ceremony and other retailers.
Just spotted this pic on the Opening Ceremony blog of co-founders Abrima Erwiah (@rosevalentina ) & @rosariodawson at OC's Fall/Winter 2015 collection presentation at Cheim & Read gallery. Inspired by Spike Jonze's archive of early BMX, skateboard and behind the scenes photography. Exhibited photos spanned 1985-2005 . Stunning collection, exhibition and presentation. 👏👏👏 @openingceremony thank you for having us 💙 #studio189 #studio189squad #indigo #bogolan #ethicalfashion #madeinghana (stay tuned for our launch with @empoweredbyyou )
We launched our #studio189 collection and our #empoweredbys189 panty line at our absolute favorite store @openingceremony in NYC and LA last week and couldn't be more excited to finally have a retail outlet for you to explore our collection. It's been a dream come true 🌟🌟🌟 #studio189xOC #fashionrising #africa #rosariodawson #abrimaerwiah #ethicalfashion @ethicalfashion @empoweredbyyou