BLACK LIVES MATTER charity print

BLACK LIVES MATTER charity print

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100% of the profits will go to SARI, a charity which provides support for victims of hate crime, including those subjected to racist attacks. Alongside providing ongoing support to people who have experienced hate crime, the charity also engages with businesses and organisations to provide equality training and education.

Black Lives Matter is printed on Hahnemühle German Etching (310gsm). This paper is a premium fine art paper with a velvety surface.

ABOUT:

This collage is a celebration of talented black artists. We are experiencing a pivotal time in our lives and I want to shine light onto black designers who deserve our support and investment.

I chose Donyale Luna as my subject, she was the first black model to grace the cover of British Vogue in 1966.

Donyale is wearing a hat by Sindiso Khumalo, a sustainable fashion and textile designer based in Cape Town. Sindiso's creations are inspired by her Zulu and Ndebele heritage, and speak to the land of Kwazulu Natal where she is from.

The gold necklace is designed by Vania Leles of VANLELES Diamonds. Vania says her 'dream has always been to bring the voice of Africa to fine jewellery'. Her mission is for VANLELES to become the world's first African fine jewellery house among the top ten global brands'.

I chose a collar by Stella Jean, one of my all-time favourite fashion designers. Stella is half Haitan and half Italian, she strives to 'represent an intersecting point between two seemingly opposite cultures'. Stella believes fashion is a 'powerful international megaphone'.

The geometric pattern border is the fabric from a pair of trousers designed by Grace Wales Bonner of WALES BONNER. Grace has an English mother and a Jamaican father. She sees fashion as an intuitive means to understanding her own heritage.

Eva Sonaike created both backgrounds (the vibrant green pattern and purple pattern). Eva, who was born and raised in Germany and is of Nigerian origin, runs a London-based interiors company specialising in luxury home textiles and soft furnishings with a distinctive and vibrant West-African aesthetic.

The red chair is a design of MARIE BURGOS DESIGN. Marie was born and raised in Paris and draws inspiration from both French design and her family’s native home of Martinique.