100% Cacao / by Malissa Wilkins

The fashion show was a huge success!! In addition to all of the beautiful individuals who dedicated time and effort to make 100% Cacao happen, the room was filled with positive energy from family, friends, and community members who all came to support. 

Behind 100% Cacao was the idea that black artists and entrepreneurs could come together to create a production that wholly represented the way we wish to be seen by the world. The show represented identity, class, and all things beautiful and lively. We are colorful, powerful, deeply rooted, and unparalleled as individuals and as a community. 

More than anything, 100% Cacao represents the clear message that we are learning to love ourselves and that we move forward now, unapologetically. 

Please also check out the story by Sam Collins in the Washington Informer - "All-Black Fashion Show Breaks the Mold"

Thanks to all those who came out to support the show!

Also special thanks to these sponsors/donors

Mom's Organic Market

&Pizza

Undone Chocolate

Sluggo

Mike's Thrift

*All photos by Efe Abugo

Styled by Afrovelvet

Styled by Earl's Closet

Performers: Nate G., Sherieka Martin, & Rosalynd Ram

Styled by Afrovelvet

New Images! Courtesy of Natalie Brown!