Yesterday evening, Carmelo Anthony presented in Harlem the second collection for his brand, Melo Made. In collaboration with designer Laduma Ngxokolo of MAXHOSA AFRICA, the pair created a love letter by using traditional fabrics to produce a modern bend. The collection includes strikes of red, orange, and yellow that relate back to the bright and bold colors or African heritage.
Anthony chose to work with Ngxokolo to help him capture the beauty, eclectic fashion, music, and culture of the continent. Anthony and Ngxokolo were inspired by Nelson Makamo, an artist based in Modimolle, Africa to help produce the presentation. Makamo is most known for his printmaking work at David Krut Print Studio in 2006. His work references children in rural parts in Africa and celebrating the allurement in anarchy.
Upon entry, guests were directed through a showcasing of Melo’s personal art collection, leading to an interactive painting installation by Makamo. Special guests included Antoine Bethea, Jidenna, PJ Tucker, Shiggy, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Tiwa Savage.