January 16, 2016 -
India/Toronto Label, NORBLACK NORWHITE, known for their signature love for colour, handmade textiles & storytelling are bringing their vibes and designs, debuting with a pop up shop at Exhibit A, opening reception on Thursday, Jan 21st, 5 - 8pm.
Custom designs worn by Machel Montano in 2015's favourite "ON MY WAY" video set shot in front of the unforgettable Egyptian pyramids landscape. Machel Montano a patron to the contemporary brand launched his 2016 Carnival season wearing NBNW at Soca Spree in Tobago and will be wearing custom NBNW designs for this Carnival season.
NBNW has made waves, co-styling and custom designing for Major Lazer's "LEAN ON" video, which has recently surpassed 1 BILLION youtube views.
Showcasing the brand's favourite womenswear styles, including the HOLI/JOUVERT dress inspired by the Trini & Indian celebrations and the classic silk Empress Robe, the shop will also have select Menswear favourites. This curation also shines light to a couple of their favourite handcrafted jewelrey brands, Santa Isla (Colombia/Toronto) Colombian artisnal beadwork often worn by Angela Hunte and introducing Kichu, a fresh new wave Indian designer in all types of contemporary mixed metals.
Come say hello with good vibes, sweet drinks and ready to take cute pics.
#6 Scott Street
Port - of - Spain
Opening Reception: January 21st, 2016: 5 - 8pm
About NorBlack NorWhite (www.norblacknorwhite.com):
Founded in 2010 by Mriga Kapadiya & Amrit Kumar, NORBLACK NORWHITE creates by exploring and paying respect to India, designing and documenting through adventure. Raised in Toronto, the duo moved to Bombay in 2009 to explore their Indian roots. NBNW was born out of a desire to present ancient practices of textile design, while making them stylistically relevant to their own lives. Mashing up their love for Michael Jackson, 90s RnB and all things old and gold, with their love for classic Indian textiles, their line has retailed in Creatures of Comfort New York + Los Angeles, Bombay Electric, Harvey Nichols Riyadh, Anthropologie and boutiques in Japan, Portugal, San Francisco, Australia and more.
NBNW has been graced by artists Machel Montano, Major Lazer, Angela Hunte, Jillionaire, Jhene Aiko, Protoje, Sonam Kapoor, Kiran Rao & more. Having features in Wallpaper*, Asos, Fader, Fashion Television, I-D Magazine, Vogue India and Vogue Italy, they were also selected by Frida Gianinni (Creative Director of Gucci) as her favourite young designers from India for the Grazia Young Fashion Awards in 2012. Most recently, The Fader Magazine featured NBNW in an article showcasing 5 Rising Designers on the Challenges of Breaking into Menswear.
About EXHIBIT A
#ExhibitA at #HOME, a retail collective founded and conceptualized by Trinidadian designer and season 9 Project Runway winner Anya Ayoung-Chee, houses up to 20 local and regional designers on a rotational basis.