Howard University took over the nation’s capital this week when its annual Homecoming celebration kicked off on the HBCU campus. One of the featured events was a fashion show entitled EMPRESS: A Global Excursion.
The theme for EMPRESS revolved around four iconic fashion locales – Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan; Freetown, Sierra Leone; and New York City. Over a dozen designers showcased their collections which included street wear, swimwear, formal wear, and avant-garde designs.
The audience at Cramton Auditorium was also entertained with music presented by DJ Vashtie and a performance by TDE songstress SZA. Nate Parker from the upcoming film Beyond the Lights (formerly titled Blackbird) was in attendance as well.
Check out photos from Howard University’s fashion show EMPRESS: A Global Excursion (photo credit: Julius Sheppard, II) and the video promo for the event (via Richard Turrentine) below.