The Drawing Board: Global Fashion & Design Summit

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In response to COVID-19's devastating impact, online concept store and wholesale showroom, The Folklore, is gathering some of fashion’s top voices to aid in international relief efforts. The Folklore has partnered with African-based brands Orange Culture, Tokyo James, Pichulik, I.AM.ISIGO, and the Eastern Cape Fashion Design Council to host The Drawing Board, a two-day virtual fashion summit designed to provide access to top industry experts, create a platform for networking, and supply support to African-based brands affected by COVID-19.

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
Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy 35-minute masterclass sessions led by GQ Fashion Director Mobolaji Dawodu, sustainable fashion journalist Alden Wicker, Allure / Conde Nast Fashion Director & Creative Lead Rajni Jacques, celebrity stylist Ade Samuel, stylist and creative director Daniel Obasi, creative executive & social activist Ugo Mozie, GQ Deputy Fashion Director Nikki Ogunnaike, designer Laduma Ngxokolo, designer Katherine-Mary Pichulik, designer Adebayo Oke-Lawal, designer Tokyo James, and designer Bubu Ogisi.

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.

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Schedule

· Stage
Introductory Remarks | Amira Rasool
Amira Rasool
· Stage
Role of Your Imagination and Visual Storytelling in Fashion Styling | Daniel Obasi
Nandi Howard Daniel obasi
· Stage
Networking + Jam Session Break | DJ NNEOMA
@thatsnneoma .
· Stage
Building a Sustainable Fashion Brand | Bubu Ogisi
Akili King BO FC
· Stage
Networking + Jam Session Break | DJ NNEOMA
@thatsnneoma .
· Stage
In-House Manufacturing and Textile Design | Laduma Ngxokolo
Laduma Ngxokolo Amira Rasool
· Stage
Networking + Jam Session Break | DJ NNEOMA
@thatsnneoma .
· Stage
Building Community Through Design | Katherine-Mary Pichulik
Katherine-Mary Pichulik Amira Rasool
· Stage
Networking + Jam Session Break | DJ NNEOMA
@thatsnneoma .
· Stage
Creative Activism in the Fashion Industry | Ugo Mozie
Ugo Mozie' Akili King
· Stage
Networking + Jam Session Break | DJ NNEOMA
@thatsnneoma .
· Stage
Global Branding and Press Strategy | Adebayo Oke-Lawal
Adebayo  Oke-Lawal Amira Rasool
· Stage
Closing Remarks | Amira Rasool
Amira Rasool
· Networking
Networking Happy Hour
· Stage
Introductory Remarks | Amira Rasool
Amira Rasool
· Stage
Solutions to Fashion's Sustainability Problem | Alden Wicker
Amira Rasool Alden Wicker
· Stage
Networking + Jam Session Break | DJ Kailyn Hype
Kailyn Brown
· Stage
Making the Career Switch From Stylist to Designer | Tokyo James
Nandi Howard Tokyo  James
· Stage
Networking + Jam Session Break | DJ Kailyn Hype
Kailyn Brown
· Stage
Engaging With Global Fashion Communities | Mobolaji Dawodu
mobolaji Dawodu Akili King
· Stage
Networking + Jam Session Break | DJ Kailyn Hype
Kailyn Brown
· Stage
Fashion Journalism & Visual Storytelling Today | Rajni Jacques
Rajni Jacques Amira Rasool
· Stage
Networking + Jam Session Break | DJ Kailyn Hype
Kailyn Brown
· Stage
The Art of Celebrity Styling | Ade Samuel
Ade Samuel Nandi Howard
· Stage
Networking + Jam Session Break | DJ Kailyn Hype
Kailyn Brown
· Stage
Diversity and Inclusion in Fashion Media | Nikki Ogunnaike
Nikki ogunnaike Amira Rasool
· Stage
Closing Remarks | Amira Rasool
Amira Rasool
· Networking
Networking Happy Hour

Speakers

Nikki ogunnaike
Nikki ogunnaike

Deputy Fashion Director, GQ

Ade Samuel
Ade Samuel

Celebrity Stylist

mobolaji Dawodu
mobolaji Dawodu

Fashion Director, GQ + GQ Style

Ugo Mozie'
Ugo Mozie'

Creative Executive & Social Activist

Katherine-Mary Pichulik
Katherine-Mary Pichulik

Founder and Creative Director, PICHULIK

Laduma Ngxokolo
Laduma Ngxokolo

Founder and Creative Director, MaXhosa

Kailyn Brown
Kailyn Brown

DJ duo Pilot Jones

@thatsnneoma .
@thatsnneoma .

DJ duo Pilot Jones

Rajni Jacques
Rajni Jacques

Fashion Director & Creative Lead, Allure / Conde Nast

Nandi Howard
Nandi Howard

Assistant Fashion Features Editor, Essence

Daniel obasi
Daniel obasi

Stylist + Creative Director

Adebayo  Oke-Lawal
Adebayo Oke-Lawal

Founder & Creative Director, Orange Culture

Tokyo  James
Tokyo James

Founder & Creative Director, Tokyo James

BO FC
BO FC

Founder & Creative Director, I.AM.ISIGO

Akili King
Akili King

Beauty Editorial Assistant, Vogue

Alden Wicker
Alden Wicker

Sustainable Fashion Journalist, Ecocult

Amira Rasool
Amira Rasool

Founder and CEO, The Folklore

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