FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 5, 2015
NAKIMULI BRINGS BOLD FASHION TO WASHINGTON, D.C.
America’s funky sweetheart turns up the sizzle this summer
(Washington, D.C.) - As the summer continues to swelter, fashion brand Nakimuli keeps the heat going for an end-of-summer trunk show at Nubian Hueman Boutique. The event will be held on August 15th, 2015 from 2pm to 6pm at 1231 Good Hope Road SE, Washington, DC 20020 located inside the Anacostia Arts Center. The show displays the stunning Black Star / Jump Hi Collection at a 20%-50% discount for RSVP'd patrons, as well as, the opportunity to meet with the Brooklyn-bred designer and founder, Tennille McMillan.
Dubbed “America’s funky sweetheart”, the self-taught seamstress began her Nakimuli brand in 2009. Inspired by vivid colors, shapes, and bold prints, McMillan’s designs are more than a statement; they are true works of art. McMillan has adorned celebrities such as Eva Marcille of America’s Next Top Model, Grammy Awards winners Jill Scott and Erykah Badu, Danielle Brooks of Orange Is The New Black, and music artists Jazmine Sullivan and Merrill Garbus of TuneYards. The uniquely themed Black Star / Hi Jump Collection features a plethora of audacious prints (think Aztecs, mudcloth, and florals) in bright, eye-catching colors. All pieces, which includes swimsuits, crop tops, skirts, and lightweight jackets, range in size from small to 3x-large.
“We have had a challenge with finding designers that cater to the curves of various women. Tennille has done an amazing job at finding beautiful, accentuating silhouettes and patterns to compliment a wide range of sizes. In no way does she skimped on the fun and flirtiness of fashion”, explains Nubian Hueman Owner, Anika Hobbs. “To say we’re excited about having this brand is an understatement. Nakimuli is the epitome of our aesthetic mission for our clientele. It’s ethnic influence and modern design at its finest. We’ve followed Tennille’s brand for years and have been enamored by her growth. This is truly an honor for us as fans and now as a host for her trunk show here in the District”.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
2:00pm to 6:00pm
Nubian Hueman Boutique Lounge
1231 Good Hope Road SE
Washington, DC 20020
Nakimuli aims to go beyond the traditions of women's fashion and explore more of the imagination, creating fashion forward garments for forward thinking young women. Inspired by color, shapes, and African/ethnic prints, Nakimuli has created their own fashion revolution: one that embraces a love of self at any size, inspires sisterhood, individuality, comfort, and lots of fierceness.
Be bold; become your own trendsetter. Dream. Explore. Dare.
ABOUT NUBIAN HUEMAN
Nubian Hueman features ethnic fashion apparel, accessories, and beauty brands, along with art of all mediums from around the globe. Their myriad of talented designers bring ethnic influences to modern silhouettes and product lines by using traditional patterns or ingredients. Nubian Hueman concentrates on (but is not exclusive to) brands and artists that provide growth opportunities and/or a portion of its proceeds to not-for-profit organizations, fair-trade, or socio-developmental causes. The Nubian Hueman Boutique Lounge serves as a means to promote collective interaction, community development, and global responsibility through a fresh and artistic platform. www.nubianhueman.com