The proceeds from ticket sales will go towards supporting African-based brands' workers and operational costs during Africa's widespread temporary national lockdowns. Not able to attend the event but still interested in supporting the cause? Contribute via: www.paypal.me/thefolklore
What to Expect
Guests can also directly ask speakers questions, have 1 on 1 networking meetings with other attendees, explore exclusive expo booths, and jam to live music sets provided by DJ duo Pilot Jones (Kailyn Hype + NNEOMA). Some of the topics that will be covered during the summit include in-house production strategy, navigating press marketing, fashion journalism today, building a sustainable fashion brand, and developing a career as an international stylist.
The Drawing Board will be moderated by The Folklore Founder and CEO Amira Rasool, Vogue Beauty Editorial Assistant Akili King, and Essence Assistant Fashion Features Editor Nandi Howard.
About The Folklore
The Folklore is an NYC-based online concept store and wholesale showroom that distributes luxury and emerging designer brands from Africa and the diaspora. The Folklore provides brands with the ability to scale globally and customers with exclusive access to highly in-demand contemporary brands, many of which had previously not been available to purchase online until now. You can shop styles from over 25 of Africa's top designer brands online now at shopthefolklore.com.