As you may know, April was Sexual Assault Awareness Month. A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge happened on April 29th + Brooklyn Fashion Week was there championing the cause. The walk was a way to spread awareness of a serious problem + take a stand against Domestic Violence.
What Is Denim Day?
Good question! I wrote more on it here.
How Did People Get Involved?
There’s always next year if you didn’t get involved this year!
Why Are You Working With Brooklyn Fashion Week?
As South African ambassador for Fashion Week Brooklyn, I’m working with them to strengthen global ties between USA + South Africa, under the UN Millenium Goals for 2015. Fashion Week Brooklyn provides an awesome opportunity to South African designers to show their collection on the runway in New York. A competition is held every year for design hopefuls to be chosen by the show’s directors. The selected winner shows their fashion alongside other talented designers at what is arguably one of the biggest global fashion events of the year.
Oooo, exciting! Who Won Last Year?
I know! Read about the winners from last year here.
Our Photo Campaign For Denim Day
We did a shoot on the streets of Brooklyn to produce a photo story on this cause. We collaborated with an African designer who is now living + working in New York, for authentic African couture! In another story we produced, we shot in Manhattan with a rescue dog named Jess who was our mascot.
How Did You Engage The Crowd?
Here are some of our tweets from the Denim Day campaign period!
— FashionWeek Brooklyn (@FashionWeekBK) April 29, 2015
— SSAH (@S_SA_H) April 17, 2015
Let’s See The Crowd
Here are photos that streamed in from all over, including from the Urban Justice Domestic Violence Project in New York!
— Commissioner Bratton (@CommissBratton) April 29, 2015
— Gale A. Brewer (@galeabrewer) April 29, 2015
— NYCAASA (@NYCAASA) April 29, 2015
— Keyla Espinal (@KeylaCAS) April 29, 2015