By Sarah Anderson | Photo Courtesy of Delasie
What began as one girl and a sewing machine has transformed into a full-fledged fashion brand making waves in West Michigan. Rhoda Klomega, founder of Delasie, is proud to invite you to the Delasie Night of Couture and Culture at the Goei Center (818 Butterworth St SW) on Aug.16th at 6:30 p.m.
Step into the Goei Center and feast your eyes on a venue transformed into a celebratory African oasis. The theme of the night is inspired by the film “Coming to America,” and you are invited to immerse yourself and dress head-to-toe in your best Royal African look. If you’re short on supplies, Delasie has got you covered: with the purchase of a head wrap, stylists will wrap you up on the spot, creating the perfect crown for your night of fun. The best-dressed attendee will receive an award at the end of the night.
Watch the fashion show with designs from Delasie, MeIX Fashion., the Kyra Danaya Collection and Bel Ren Couture Clothing. Enjoy traditional African dance and afrobeat dance performances throughout the night; take notes because you will have the opportunity to hit the dance floor,too, and test out your own moves.
Indulge in traditional West African cuisine from Brandy Sims of Essence of Thyme, including jollof rice and suya chicken skewers. Hit up the cash bar and sip as you shop for clothes, accessories and body products from a variety of local vendors. Feel free to fall in love with the Delasie fashion you find on the runway because, after the show, it will be available for purchase. All Delasie merchandise will be on sale for $30 or less and 100 percent of the proceeds go toward local non-profit groups Arbor Circle and Pan-African Millennials.
At the end of the night, Klomega hopes that you walk away with an understanding and appreciation for the fashion, maybe some new items for your wardrobe and memories of a night filled with laughter, dancing and fun.
For tickets, go to eventbrite.com and search Delasie. Learn more about the fashion brand and view designs at delasie.com.
What: Delasie Night of Couture and Culture
Where: Goei Center (818 Butterworth St. SW)
When: Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m.