photo & article by Uduak Oduok
Irene Hernandez-Feiks once again delivered her well produced tri-annual show Chillin', which was recently held at Studio Z. The studio was flooded with people interested in sampling over 40 painters, photographers, film artist and fashion designers. Some noteworthy designers included:
Grdano - these duo make cool clothes that is unique but at the same time "people can buy and not feel too standoutish" , www.grdano.com . Uncivilized Elegance's Mabel Chong designs exquisite earrings at affordable prices with materials such as aquamarine and citrine instead of glass, www.mabechong.com .
Nopal this Latin American designer produces quality art imprinted on t-shirts for men and women that serves to inspire diverse communities. The shirts have politically charged and inspirational messages that link Latin history of the past with the present, www.nopalapparel.com . Wearing Ngozi's soft leather, natural cut, very sexy earrings will definitely have heads turning, firstname.lastname@example.org .
Charina couture collection mixes world elements with desert concept. Her clothes are about royal classic elegant lines with ethnic inspiration. She uses Persian designs for inspiration and explains that in Persian culture you don't get a lot of pictures taken. So, her work is a way of developing a family portrait through a series of designs, www.charina.com .