#GRWM Runway Experience
February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pmFree – $50
Join Distillery Resident Imani Batts to celebrate a night of black hair, black culture, and the black experience through fashion & performance art. Shop black owned businesses & connect with people in our community. This live event will feature Imani’s newest fashion collection, music, performances, and more.
The “Get Ready With Me” Runway Collection is an ode to black hair. Black hair has been judged, tormented, and disregarded for many years. Throughout time, black people empowered ourselves by styling our hair as big and complex as our cultural identities. The “Get Ready with Me” Runway Collection is a mixed media collection including objects from the beauty supply store and secondhand garments from various thrift stores. Items such as: barrettes, beads, durags, combs, and rollers, play a huge part in the Black hair journey. Seeing the bright colors of the barrets and the loud noise of the wooden beads brings nostalgia and peace to my inner child. Each item is uniquely made to make a statement—just like black hair.
Be captivated by the rhythmic beats of Sankofa Village African Drummers and dancers, experience the soul-stirring words of poet Haley Clancy, and witness the empowering showcase by Frogang nonprofit foundation, where young girls uplift their crowns in a display of strength and confidence.
Exclusive Mini Documentary:
Embark on a cinematic journey with a sneak peek into a mini-documentary produced by Imani Batts and Eric Lewis from Manuscript LLC. This insightful exploration promises to unveil the narratives that inspire the “GRWM” Runway Collection.
“GRWM” Runway Collection:
Prepare to be mesmerized as the runway comes alive with the “GRWM” Runway Collection, drawing inspiration from the beauty supply store. Imani Batts’ creative genius, coupled with an ode to black beauty, will grace the runway in a spectacular display of fashion prowess.
VIP tickets are $50 and include front row seats, swag bags valued at $100+, and drink tickets. General Admission is a donation based entry. Proceeds from sales will go towards children to receive a free hairstyle for Easter.