Despite all the events that have characterized this last year, Homecoming, the festival of cultural exchange based in Lagos, Nigeria, returns today August 26 in a completely new guise.
Like all big events, in fact, it will take place online with a wide selection of live stream moments that will vary between instructive panel talks, workshops, artistic and musical performances.
As per tradition, the goal of Homecoming is to support young creatives by facilitating meaningful exchanges between the global and Nigerian communities.
This edition, which focuses in particular on fashion, is committed to supporting some Nigerian brands by providing them access to international distribution, which is made possible thanks to the collaboration with the London-based reality Browns, which will sell a selection of garments on brownsfashion.com and in the store in Shoreditch.
But the activities and projects within Homecoming are many and, to stand out, is a limited edition digital Fanzine edited by Metallic Inc Studios and Browns, with the participation of Nigerian creatives such as the illustrator Moses Adesnya, the photographer duo Ruth Ossai and the stylist Ola Ebiti who have produced a shoot with street casting models.
The skater crew Motherlan, instead, will be the protagonist of a shoot that celebrates their love for skateboarding, along with other numerous written content.
There will also be many panels, two of which will be held respectively on August 27 and 28 at 19:00 entitled ‘Pushing the African Visual Identity Discourse Forward‘ and ‘Can Africa Regenerate Streetwear‘.
The 2020 line-up includes among others 3.Paradis, Ambush, Casablanca, Clan, Denim Tears, Heron Preston, Maki Oh, Motherlan, Mowalola, Off-White, Orange Culture, Patta, Places + Faces, Post-Imperial, Tokyo James and Vivendii, but for all the information, the panel calendar and the Fanzine, of which you can find some excerpts here, we suggest you visit Ourhomecoming.com, while, if you want to subscribe to the panels you can find the site to visit here.