WHAT: SUPAFRIK Pop-Up Shop/Gallery WHEN: Sunday September 21st
ONE DAY ONLY: 1PM – 7PM WHERE: TAC Art/Work Gallery, 568 Richmond Street West, Toronto
SUPAFRIK returns to its Toronto roots after well received installations in Washington DC, London and Paris. With a limited edition focus, SUPAFRIK #7 will feature a collaborative one-off capsule collection from Chinedesign and Parisian conceptual artist MyriaMMaxo (renown for her riotously colorful “objet d’art” waxprint teddies) who will also be in town to launch the collection. Chinedesign’s #TheBravingRitual collection, the label’s first foray into eclectic winterwear combining tartans and indigo-dyed mud cloth will also be exclusively available for made-to-measure custom orders. Also featured: luxurious handwoven scarves from newly-minted Ethiopia-based African Design Hub label which will be making its Canadian-debut at SUPAFRIK roster. SUPAFRIK will also feature a tasting menu of Afro-fusion culinary delights by Zimbabwean cook Rufaro, original artwork by Oluseye and a preview of BLKKANGAROO’s BLKKMARKET, its first capsule collection of structured t-shirts and unisex kaftans inspired by the color, texture and vibrancy of the West- African market experience.
For bargain hunters, there will also be discounted goodies from the online store from such as UK based clothing “Made in Africa” label Chichia London (Beyonce is a fan!) whose street-smart collection is ethically manufactured in Tanzania using traditional kanga textiles as well as fashion sneakers from Mos Def’s new favorite shoe brand SAWA, designed in Paris and made in Addis Ababa.
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Tagged African pop-up, Afrotropolis, Art, Artwork, blkkangaroo, chichia, chichialondon, Chinedesign, myriammaxo, pop-up shop. Toronto, sawa, SUPAFRIK, supafrik 7, Toronto pop-up shop. hotshot
A B C D E F G H-Street, DC!
It’s been very quiet on the blog front because we’ve been busy. Now we’re ready to announce what we’ve been working on:
SUPAFRIK is going international!
And the first stop is: H-Street, Washington DC | October 18 – 21
Spread the word to your friends in the DMV (DC/Maryland/Virginia) area and beyond. Please pass this on to them and invite them to join the SUPAFRIK group on facebook so that they can stay tuned in to the movement. Stay tuned to this blog and facebook group for more updates about SUPAFRIK #4, learn about the new artists and designers that we are featuring as well as the exciting programming that we have lined up for the four day pop-up. We’re pulling out all the stops for the DC stop!
p.s. We are also taking suggestions for places to eat, boutiques to check out and things to do in the area. Hit us up in the comments!
Elle Magazine listed SUPAFRIK as top 5 fashionable events for the weekend
NOW Magazine‘s Andrew Sardone listed SUPAFRIK as one of the “can’t miss debuts” in his style notes/store of the week column
The Grid featured SUPAFRIK in two different sections for party and fashion event of the week!
Blogto.com‘s Paul Agguire mentions SUPAFRIK in “This Week in Fashion”second only to the Joe Fresh store opening
Torontolife‘s highly coveted The Hype lists SUPAFRIK launch event on their“Todolist” along with Festival of India and the Taylor Swift concert
Metromorning on CBC Radio also name checked the SUPAFRIK launch as one of the top events to check for this weekend.
The Torontoist compiles a list of must-see events every weekend in a section called The Urban Planner . SUPAFRIK made the cut!
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Tagged African pop-up, DC, H-Street, international, pop-up gallery, Pop-up Restaurant, pop-up shop, SUPAFRIK 4, Washington DC
Coming for the first time to SUPAFRIK is the Malyka label! Their collection of graphic tees with inspirational messages and icons like Patrice Lumumba and Nelson Mandela debuted at SUPAFRIK this past Saturday. Their tees are made of high-quality cotton fabric and come in a large variety of colorways in men and women styles. Swing by the pop-up shop to check it out at 627 Queen West, Toronto. We will be open from 1pm to 6pm everyday until August 4th.
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Tagged 627 Queen West, African pop-up, An Inspired Brand, Madiba, Malyka, Mandela, Nelson Mandela, Toronto
London based and ethically manufactured in Tanzania, Chichia is one the featured designer labels at SUPAFRIK. The few pieces that we showcased at our Afrofest booth this weekend were enthusiastically and obsessively well received. Continue reading
It’s almost been six months since the last one and 1 year since the inaugural SUPAFRIK. Now it’s time for the third. We have been travelling the digital and analog world in the time in-between and can’t wait to share with you the unique artists, artisans and designers that we have discovered. Last summer, we set up shop in the Kensington Market, this time around we take the SUPAFRIK concept to the heart of Toronto’s fashion district on Queen West. As usual, we will be showcasing art, fashion, homeware etc created in Africa or with an African inspiration. A big launch party(Saturday July 21st) is in the works as well as some other surprises over the course of the two weeks. For now just stay tuned to this blog and clear your calendars!
The 2012 Summer Edition of SUPAFRIK takes place from July 20th to August 4th at 627 Queen Street West and is co-presented by Chinedesign and Norman Felix Gallery.