Virgil Abloh keeps supporting the black community. After the decision to start a scholarship fund for black students that wants to start a career in the fashion industry, the designer decided to show his support to the Nigerian Homecoming Festival in partnership with the British department store, Browns. A week ago, the designer announced the initiative I Support Young Black Businesses, a capsule collection designed by Off-White to raise money for the black community.
The Homecoming 2020 edition will be hosted digitally from the 26th until the 30th of August on www.ourhomecoming.com, offering a line up full of workshops (including one hosted by Abloh), performances of artists and musicians. The designer of Off-White will join the talk “Can Africa Regenerate Streetwear?” scheduled for Friday 28th of August at 19.00). You can sign up for the talk on brownsfashion.com. The festival’s goal is to support young creatives throughout education and exchanges between the Nigerian and global community.
This year, thanks to the partnership with Browns, Homecoming will support the creative Nigerian community throughout the online sell of Nigerian and international brands, donating part of the proceeds. Then, a selection of pieces by Homecoming will be available in the Browns boutique in London. As well as some Off-White pieces by Virgil Abloh, they will sell some outfits and accessories by Ambush, Casablanca, Heron Preston and Mowalola. For the launch of Homecoming 2020, they produced a digital limited edition fanzine curated by Metallic Inc Studio and Browns, with contributions of Nigerian creatives like the illustrator Moses Adesnya, the photographic duo Ruth Ossai and the stylist Ola Ebiti to celebrate the Nigerian community.