Project Description: Runway Revolution – Baltimore Chapter
Runway Revolution, an initiative of Yele LLC, is a transformative fashion design program in Baltimore, blending Afrofuturistic aesthetics with contemporary fashion. Our mission is to empower individuals, particularly women of color in Baltimore, through fashion design education, culminating in a showcase of their work.
Goals and Objectives:
- To offer a 10-week intensive course in fashion sewing and design to 4-8 participants, focusing on individuals with little to no sewing experience in the Baltimore area.
- To empower participants by developing their skills to a level where they can confidently create and present pieces on the runway.
To conclude with a fashion showcase event in Baltimore, spotlighting the participants’ achievements and talents.
Community Impact in Baltimore:
The program is specifically tailored to engage and uplift the Baltimore community, particularly focusing on inclusivity and diversity in fashion.
By equipping participants with marketable skills and confidence, the program aims to open new avenues for economic and personal growth within the Baltimore community.
The showcase event, a celebration of cultural diversity and talent, will foster community pride and engagement, highlighting Baltimore as a hub of creative and inclusive fashion.
- Engagement with local Baltimore artists, businesses, and fashion industry professionals to mentor and support participants..
- Creating opportunities for local visibility and networking for participants, thereby directly contributing to Baltimore’s socio-cultural and economic landscape.
Why It's Awesome for Baltimore:
Runway Revolution is more than a fashion education program; it's a catalyst for community empowerment and cultural celebration in Baltimore.
Funded by Baltimore, MD (December 2023)