It’s no secret that I generally write articles focused on the likes of iconic fashion heroes of the melanated variety such as the gospel according to Andre Leon Talley, who I now imagine is up in the celestial realm redesigning the garb of angles into chiffon caftans. However, I recently began to look at design differently after being retained to design the National Black Caucus of State Legislators Conference (NBSCL) and Gala in Atlanta by the dynamic CEO of Titus Enterprises Yolanda Caldwell, who is known for minting impressions of treasured memories with her in-demand events company.
I had the Etumous pleasure to stylize an event of change agents with jaw-dropping florals, lighted props, palm trees, and contemporary furniture of capeless, but committed everyday freedom fighters.
I know during Black History month we tend to celebrate the worthy contributions of those usual household names such as Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey, who have gone on to be with the ancestors.
I thought it would be a nice twist to celebrate those individuals in this historical organization and give them to smell their proverbial flowers while they are still alive and get into the kind of Good Trouble coined by legendary civil rights ambassador Rep. John Lewis.