Fashion Showcasing Local Designers Inspired by pieces from the Smithsonian Museum In Wash.,D.C.

Updated: Feb 26

Fashion Show by Local Designers Inspired by pieces from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. Show Produced by SHARI HENRY


WASHINGTON, D.C.- The African Diaspora will be on full display as local designers showcase their creations at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, in conjunction with the ongoing exhibition “Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women.” The exhibition, which features Senegalese gold jewelry, is the first major exhibition to focus on the history of Senegal’s gold, and the beauty and complexity of the way Senegalese women use ornament and fashion to present themselves. The exhibition includes collections gifted to the museum by art historian Marian Ashby Johnson.


Six designers from the DC Fashion Foundation, located in Macy’s downtown DC, were chosen to design collections inspired by the Good as Gold Senegalese exhibition. Their creations will be presented in an exciting display at a fashion show presentation inspired by the Good as Gold Exhibition.


The DC Fashion Foundation Incubator is a 10- year old program for DC-based designers who wish to hone their craft in a collaborative environment. The incubator offers designers studio space and opportunities to work with fashion experts.


The six designers are:


Shantae Flowers

Nikki Hendricks

Shari Henry

Khrys Kelley

Mertine Moore Brown

Almira Wilson


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