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Beau Monde Society’s Fashion Envie To Bring A Weekend Of Sustainable Fashion To NYC

Join Okayafrica at Beau Monde Society's 4th annual Fashion Envie event April 22 & 23 in New York City.


Last year Beau Monde Society brought us this stunning beachside photo story with Rwandan model and artist Lilian Uwanyuze. In April, the New York City-based eco-focused fashion communications agency will present its 4th annual Fashion Envie (Fashion + Environment + Life) weekend in NYC. The two-day event consists of panels and fashion presentations featuring some of the hottest ethical designers and artists. Okayafrica is excited to be involved as a media partner.

Ringing in the weekend on Friday, April 22, the first-ever F.U.N conversation series and press event, hosted by Al Malonga of Wardrobe Breakdown, will focus on the importance of a sustainable future. The series features a talk and panel on “Sustainable Future” with Tessa John-Connor (@afroista), Reuben Reuel (DEMESTIKS NY) and self-portraiture artist/blogger Teff (The Expressionist). Press can RSVP to attend the Friday event at beaumondesocietyPR@gmail.com.

On Saturday, April 23, which also happens to be Earth Day, Fashion Envie returns for the fourth time ever under this year’s theme, Oxo M o n o c h r o m e. The culmination of Beau Monde Society’s work in the ethical and afro-future sphere over the past year, the event features a fashion presentation curated by Creative Director, Jennifer Nnamani, and featuring Erika Mizuno, Fancy Muffin, Kahkti, Marielle|Ejiama and Nyorh Agwe. Tickets to the Saturday Fashion Envie event are available here.

In anticipation of this year's Fashion Envie, Beau Monde Society have shared an all-new photo editorial showcasing the four designers featured in the Oxo M o n o c h r o m e presentation.

FASHION ENVIE’s Oxo M o n o c h r o m e presented by Beau Monde Society

Photography/Art Direction: Teff

Makeup by Makeup Pro

Hair by Lea DeLoy

Styling/Creative Direction/Production by Jennifer Nnamani

EAUSEENON featured in FASHION ENVIE’s Oxo M o n o c h r o m e presented by Beau Monde Society.
Fancy Muffin featured in FASHION ENVIE’s Oxo M o n o c h r o m e presented by Beau Monde Society.
Nyorh Agwe featured in FASHION ENVIE’s Oxo M o n o c h r o m e presented by Beau Monde Society.
Marielle|Ejiama featured in FASHION ENVIE’s Oxo M o n o c h r o m e presented by Beau Monde Society.
Kahkti featured in FASHION ENVIE’s Oxo M o n o c h r o m e presented by Beau Monde Society.
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30BG vs. Wizkid FC: Dissecting the Rivalry Between Two of Nigeria's Biggest Fanbases

We talk to Wizkid and Davido's Twitter superfans about their daily exchanges of animosity—and if there can ever be peace.

Two months ago, on a cold Thursday night, dozens scurried into a small-sized capacity auditorium. There, Davido was answering questions under bright lights on stage and, minutes later, he would elicit a loud ovation from the small crowd after delivering an energetic live performance of a few songs from his soon-to-be released album, A Better Time. But he was sure oblivious to the number one trending topic that night on Twitter.

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