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PASSION: Young Urban Couture & Design Pop Up Shop debuts in Midtown Manhattan for a limited time only!

chashama 217 Art Space
217 East 42nd Street
August 5 - August 24, 2011
Reception: Friday, August 5, 7 - 11 PM
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In the heart of Manhattan, the freshest and edgiest of POP UP SHOPS, PASSION throws down radical couture fashion from a group of 5 young designers from Reconstruct Art and chashama’s resident artists, Babatunde Ajiboye and W.E. Limited engagement: one month only!

Opening & Fashion Show on August 5 at 6PM!

The Designers:

I.N.F. Clothing: A celebration of spirituality and social tolerance, each piece of designer Kareem Hayes’ clothing is uniquely altered with dye, acrylic paintings, patchwork, and hand-done distressing. Clothing becomes a freestyle canvas through multiple mediums.

B.A.G: Blaque Avant Garde interprets the fashion world with an “Eye for an I”. Designer Nubia “Ms. Blaque” utilizes recycled products and materials, exemplifying current trends for customized, one-of-a-kind apparel and accessories with a dedication to sustainable fashion.

Babatunde: A hands on style maker, an evolutionary designer and a trained couturier, Babatunde’s eclectic designs will be featured amongst these young designers to celebrate love, life and a passion for fashion!

C.O.T.H (Crown of the Humble): A lifestyle brand focused on unique designs and high quality materials founded by designer Joshua Baldwin with Jeremy, Aleshea and Joel Robinson.

Watch This: Rock star inspired clothing, created by designer Devy “ya boy Dev” Belizaire, that lets the light of the wearer shine.

SobreNormal: (Graphic Design) SobreNormal – translation: “Above Average” began as Kahiem Archer’s personal logo. He now develops brands and provides graphic design services to a large network of small businesses.

Cypha’s line, I-ELEVATE is an urban couture brand that focuses on injecting conscious “swagger” within mainstream & pop culture.

Okechukwu Ojaeli (Arboreal sculpture design): Oke is an environmentally friendly artist with a penchant for turning recycled, site-specific materials into functional and visually stunning sculptures. His work bridges the gap between the aesthetic and utilitarian dimensions of art.

W.E. (Space + Furniture Design): A creative duo with backgrounds in both art and architecture, W.E.’s multi-disciplinary work imagines new frontiers in conceiving space. From miniaturized space proposals to fragments of cityscapes and temporary stage modifications, W.E’s work expresses a constant desire to create narratives in these explorations of space.
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