On Sunday, September 27th the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (National Italian Fashion Council) in collaboration with the Black lives matter in italian fashion-collective will present “We are made in Italy”, a groundbreaking event that will shine a spotlight on the work of five POC (People of Color) talents who were discovered by Afro Fashion Week in Milano founder Michelle Ngonmo. “The Fab Five Bridge Builders” will show their SS21 collections as a unique collective of black-owned Made in Italy businesses — the first of many events set to define the future of Italian fashion.  Mentored and supported by designers Stella Jean and Edward Buchanan, these emerging brands will carry out an exercise in education regarding the new Made in Italy, through their firsthand multicultural experiences that have been woven into their fashions.  On Sunday, another testament to Italy’s changing multi-cultural fabric will also unfurl. A collaboration with the Afro-Italian, Berlin-based singer PNKSND and produced by ilromantico, “Foreplay” is a music video in the form of a fashion film with a layer of social awareness that pervades throughout — shedding light on what it is like to be bi-culturally Black and Italian. The cast, chosen by  the singer himself, is totally composed of Afro-Italian talent, while the production was spearheaded by creative film agency Blink Fish.


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