Fashion file: Black Canadians share their inspiration
, 2022-09-22 23:10:17,
When 1,200 Black Canadians gathered at the National Black Canadians Summit, Halifax-based photographer Alvero Wiggins said it should have been called Halifax Fashion Weekend.
To learn more about the beautiful and vibrant outfits worn by delegates, we asked what inspires their fashion choices.
From cool comfort and bold prints to family and heritage, their answers were as colourful as their looks.
Oghenemine (Mimi) Jarekre
“I had to come dressed prepared: all black, blackout, to pay homage to the ancestors.”
“I’m an entrepreneur and I like looking really cool but at the same time simple.”
“My mother inspired my fashion. My mother is a wonderful woman, her sense of style is beyond measure, and she actually dressed me. I bought all of this from Dubai when I went on my trip, so…
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