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Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o with models at the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase. Photo: Getty Images for Marvel.

This Is What the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase Looked Like

Here's a first look at pieces by the designers who worked with Marvel to create one of a kind pieces for "Black Panther."

As we all know, Marvel's Black Panther is one of the most highly anticipated movies to come out this year. What's even more exciting is the costume and design of the movie—which we got a sneak peek of during the Marvel Studios Black Panther "Welcome to Wakanda" New York Fashion Week presentation.


Designs from CHROMAT, Cushnie et Ochs, Fear of God, Ikiré Jones, Laquan Smith, Sophie Theallet, and Tome, who all worked with Marvel to create one of a kind pieces that played into the theme of the movie, were featured at the showcase. The night was filled with stars and models including Slick Woods, Leomie Anderson, Precious Lee, and Shaun Ross. Actors Ilfenesh Hadera (Baywatch, She's Gotta Have It), Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale), Carra Patterson (Straight Outta Compton), Broderick Hunter (Insecure), Aubrey Joseph (Cloak & Dagger) were also in attendance. The room was full with drinks, laughter, familiar faces, media partners and friends.

We caught up with Walé Oyéjide, designer and creative director of Ikiré Jones, who talked to us about working on the Black Panther costume and design team.

"It was an obvious marriage because of the cultural relevance," he says. "This movie signifies everything my brand and the immigrant stories stands for, so I'm quite happy to be a part of it."

Oyéjide tells us he's got big plans for this year including his TED Talk that's dropping soon, along with his latest collection, LOOK AT GOD, that you can see here.

Check out the looks and attendees from last night's showcase below.

Danai Gurira and Lupita Nyong'o with models at the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase. Photo: Getty Images for Marvel.

Walé Oyéjide with models at the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase. Photo: Getty Images for Marvel.

Fashion on display at the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase. Photo: Getty Images for Marvel.

Fashion on display at the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase. Photo: Getty Images for Marvel.

Models pose during the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase. Photo: Getty Images for Marvel.

A model poses at the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase. Photo: Getty Images for Marvel.

A model poses at the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase. Photo: Getty Images for Marvel.

A model poses at the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase. Photo: Getty Images for Marvel.

A model poses with designer Laquan Smith during the Black Panther 'Welcome to Wakanda' NYFW Showcase. Photo: Getty Images for Marvel.

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Here's What You Need To Know About The Political Unrest In Sudan

Thousands have been protesting the Sudanese government over the weekend, supporting the military's plans for a coup.

Sudan's transitional government is in turmoil as thousands of citizens conducted a sit-in protest against them, over the weekend. A group of Sudanese citizens have called on the military to disestablish the nation's current government, as the country struggles with the greatest crisis they've seen since the end of former dictator Omar al-Bashir's controversial ruling, two years ago. The weekend's pro-military protests come as anti-military protestors took to the streets earlier this month to fight for civilian-ruled laws.

Military-aligned demonstrators assembled outside of the famously off-limits entrance of the Presidential Palace located in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum on Monday. Gatherers set up tents, blocking off access to two main intersections, cutting off access to the capital for those inside. Police attempted to wave off crowds with teargas, with Khartoum state officials saying they had, "repelled an attempted assault on the seat of government," in a statement issued Monday.

The assembly was called for by a coalition of rebel groups and political parties that support Sudan's military, accusing the civilian political parties of mismanagement and monopolizing power under their ruling. Demonstrations began on Saturday, but Sunday's gathering saw a lower attendance. According to Reuters, by Monday afternoon, thousands, between 2,000 - 3,000, had returned to voice their concerns. 52-year-old tribal elder Tahar Fadl al-Mawla spoke at the helm of the sit-in outside of the Presidential palace saying, "The civilian government has failed. We want a government of soldiers to protect the transition." Alongside a 65-year-old Ahman Jumaa who claimed to have traveled more than 900 kilometers (570 miles) from Southern region Nyala to show his support.

Protesters are demanding the appointment of a new cabinet that is "more representative of the people who participated in the December 2019 revolution that eventually led to the ousting of former president Omar al-Bashir", Al Jazeera reported from Sudan. Protesters headed towards the Presidential Palace, where an emergency cabinet meeting was being held when they were met by police forces.

Pro-civilian political parties have plans for their own demonstration on Thursday, the anniversary of the 1964 revolution that overthrew Sudan's first military regime under Ibrahim Abboud and brought in a period of democracy that the country still struggles to uphold.


Sudanese Twitter users shared their thoughts online, with many drawing similarities between the current unrest and other political crises the nation has faced.


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