Beth Gibbs is the creative mastermind behind popular L.A. menswear brand 'Union,' but in 2018 she is setting her focus on the LGTBQ+ community and women of color with an African culture streetwear collection. The presentation took place in the Underground Museum's Purple Garden, where attendees did not only get to marvel at the primitivist and absolute ethical beauty in Gibbs's design, but also were free to explore the establishment's ongoing 'Artists of Color' Show.
In an attempt to show "women, especially black women, through the lens of a woman," the collaboration between Gibbs's Bephie label and the No Sesso brand by Pierre Davis fosters a welcoming and youthful environment. Perhaps drawing inspiration form the entertainment industry as well, the "decidedly avant-garde" African culture streetwear is depicted by Vogue as something that could be "worn by art school kids in Wakanda"-- a definite reference to the recent blockbuster Black Panther.
Photo Credits: Bephie and No Sesso