Studio 189 surprised attendees with a full-blown concert, which got everybody dancing to the rhythm of E.L’s Afrobeat music.
Even Dawson joined in, busting some moves with Paula Abdul.
The models then featured the line by standing in groups, while talking and dancing with one another. The participants included people of all ages, ethnicities and colors. ”It’s all about inclusiveness”, Abarima Erwiah said at the beginning of the event.
Actress, Rosario Dawson also debuted her latest Studio 189 collection at the Fashion Week with a special touch. Upon entering the event held at Metropolitan West, the invitees found that there were no traditional seats – stones replaced seats! – and staff members roamed around, sampling pieces from the collection.
Mad love to @elrepgh representing for @studiooneeightynine SS18 show yesterday… aka when your fashion presentation gets so lit your dancing breaks your jewelry but you’re still trying to hold it down and get dat tish on camera…! @jesseboykins3rd don’t play when he feelin’ the music! Neither do I! #HowWeDo! #fashionrising #Ahfreakah! #KiaStyle360 @kialatino
Dawson began the show by asking for a moment of silence to remember those affected by the attacks on 9/11. She followed in with a video about Studio 189’s social justice work and the impact it’s having in Africa.
The clothing stayed true to an African aesthetic with bright colors, light fabrics, and native prints.
E.L who is already working on his new album indeed set the place ablaze with his Afrobeat songs. The ‘Koko’ hitmaker is currently on tour in the states to promote his upcoming album ”WAVs” (West African Vibes) which is due for release later this year.