Black Coffee tells the story behind his shirt worn for the Madison Square Garden concert on Saturday night, 7th of October. The clothing was designed by Mike Amiri, and he also shared a video clip revealing the making of the shirt. The DJ ensured that the three women who raised him were embroidered and beaded into the clothing.
“For me, this is such an important piece for myself because I am literally carrying my people to Madison Square Garden,” Black Coffee said. The piece is these three women, one Zulu woman and two Xhosa women. The one in the middle younger, that being my mother. You know being who I am in the family, I wanted to preserve the history of our family,” he added. Amiri says he is honoured to work with the DJ, knowing that its a special piece for him.
“I was really humbled that he will reach out to me to partner with him on creating a look for such a special performance. One of the best feelings I get in creating, is putting something together with this much meaning and that’s this important to someone. He’d showed me a painting that reflected them, and I wondered was there a way to incorporate that,” the designer said. Music legend, Oskido who flew to New York to attend the concert also gushed over the heart-warming shirt.
“realBlackCoffee pays homage to the three women who raised him, his mother and two grandmothers before he goes on stage at the world’s most famous arena, 20,000 capacity Madison Square Garden in New York City, US,” Oskido wrote.
In other news – Big trouble for Nhlanhla Mafu’s ex-husband, TK Nciza as bank comes for his R1.3million luxurious Mercedes-Benz
Over 2,000 visitors flooded Salon Art + Design’s opening night on Thursday evening at the Armory. The salon’s 12th edition saw some changes, with many new exhibitors and a more contemporary bent. The opening night cocktail was a benefit for the Dia Art Foundation, co-chaired by Nathalie & Laura de Gunzburg. Committee members for the evening included Paul Arnhold, Guillaume Coutheillas, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Christina Ohly Evans, Linda Fargo, Dennis Freedman, Wendy Goodman, Gabriel Hendifar, Julie Hillman, Colin King, Jeff Klein, Carlos Mota, David Netto, Dr. Daniella Ohad, Suchi Reddy, and Lizzie Tisch.
“The Salon is very different this year,” said Salon Art + Design Executive Director Jill Bokor. “We have much more contemporary representation, and vintage is punctuating that. We have also admitted jewelry for the first time, which adds a lot of color, especially this year when there seem to be a lot of neutrals in the design world. The pops of color in the jewelry booths add lots of excitement. Finally, we have some exhibitors towards the back which are the ‘makers’: Silvia Furmanovich, Abask, and Trunks – these are very different for Salon.”
Dia Art Foundation chair Nathalie de Gunzburg greeted guests at the 4 o’clock opening, along with Dia Director Jessica Morgan.
“Jill Bokor is an amazing organizer; she loves Dia and she wants to help out,” said de Gunzburg, surrounded by a slew of friends and supporters.
“Dia is having its fiftieth anniversary next year, and many things are happening,” said Morgan. “We have a major project with Steve McQueen that’s going to be in Beacon and Chelsea, and another project with an artist that’s less known, but equally amazing, called Meg Webster.”