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ChaCha N’Kole and DesignPhiladelphia has joined together to bring to you the first ever museum exhibition to highlight full-figured high-fashion as well as an original fashion short film produced jointly by ChaCha N’Kole and TsiTsi P. Productions. The event will be held at the University of Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Sunday October 13, 2013 at 6pm.
This exhibit will consist of 12 handmade gowns, designed and constructed by ChaCha N’Kole, inspired by the art work currently on display at the University of Penn Museum. The collection will focus mainly on the Egyptian sector of the museum which was assembled through nearly a century of archaeological research. Students and seasoned designers will have the opportunity to display one garment that best represents an assigned section of the exhibits surrounding the Upper Egyptian Gallery. These pieces will be judged on accuracy of incorporated historic reference, creativity, technique and execution. Fashion and Art History instructors from The University of Pennsylvania, Moore College of Art & Design and the Art Institute of Philadelphia will be invited to critique each submission piece.
The subsequent short film, also entitled "C.U.R.V.V.", is an independent film written and directed by ChaCha N'Kole and TsiTsi P. Productions. This fictional story takes place in the city and shows an aspiring plus-size model's struggle to suppress insecurities while pursuing her lifelong dream to slay the runway. She constantly studies her craft, but is too afraid of what people may think to pursue it. That all changes once she finds a mentor that shows her that she has more than enough beauty and talent to make it in the fashion industry. It's a very moving, witty and entertaining piece sure to evoke emotion in all viewers.
The night will begin when guests are guided through the lit Warden Garden and up the imperial staircase that leads to the featured exhibit. The historic and architectural beauty of the interior will capture the hearts of all those who attend. After guests browse each piece from the collection with their own personal tour guide they will be escorted to the theater for the first ever viewing of the independent short film “C.U.R.V.V.”.
Our goal is to encourage fashion designers to study and utilize historical reference to inspire future collections or works of art. We would like to show the Philadelphia fashion community a different way of displaying and interpreting fashion. With the short film we are promoting positive self-perception, hard work and determination.
We hope you join us for this night of culture, innovation and imagination.
View additional information at www.mycurvv.com
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About ChaCha N’Kole- ChaCha N’Kole, LLC was created by Fashion Designer and 3D Fashion Illustrator ChaCha N'Kole. ChaCha N'Kole is known for always pushing boundaries with elaborate designs, striking silhouettes, clever concepts, bold prints and fine craftsmanship. We pride ourselves on constructing memorable garments and excelling in customer satisfaction. These are the basic elements that create ChaCha N’Kole. Please visit www.chachankole.com for more information.