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Designer Oyejide to lecture June 5
2019-06-05

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Wale Oyejide—a writer, musician, lawyer, designer, and creative director and founder of the fashion house Ikire Jones—will present a lecture Wed., June 5, at the Richard H. Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St.

The cocktail reception will be at 6 p.m., with the lecture at 7 p.m. The Signature Lecture for the museum's current exhibition, "A Tale of Today: Yinka Shonibare CBE," will explore how the Nigerian-born designer uses fashion, art and storytelling to challenge perceptions and illustrate the identities of modern global citizens.

According to a press release, Oyejide's work merges African aesthetics, European Renaissance art and haute couture to create wearable art that sparks conversation about cultural inclusivity. His apparel design can be seen in the Marvel Studios film Black Panther.

Tickets are $25-$45 each; visit DriehausMuseum.org .


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