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Fri, May 24


Kehrein Center For The Arts

Fleye, Free, and Forward: An ILAVA Fashion Function

Experience fashion with a purpose at 'Fleye, Free, and Forward: An ILAVA Function'! Join us for an evening of socially conscious style, showcasing ILAVA's stunning garments promoting sustainability in Tanzania & K~Fleye's one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories.

Fleye, Free, and Forward: An ILAVA Fashion Function
Fleye, Free, and Forward: An ILAVA Fashion Function


May 24, 2024, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Kehrein Center For The Arts, 5628 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60644, USA


The final iteration in our series of three events focused on environment, sustainability, and economic development, “Fleye, Free, and Forward: An ILAVA Function” is an evening of fashion at the intersection of social consciousness.  Join us at the Kehrein Center for the Arts, as we showcase ILAVA’s unparalleled fashions center stage, modeling for us what style and social responsibility looks like.  These gorgeous, socially conscious garments will turn every head, all while fostering sustainable living for women in Tanzania. And as if that's not enough to leave us speechless, Austin native, Kelley D. Moseley, owner of K~Fleye (Pronounced K~Fly) jewelry, will be there to accentuate each garment and share about her entrepreneurial journey here in Chicago. K~FLEYE is a visual storyteller. Her collections include one-of-one mix media jewelry, accessories & handbags.  K~Fleye is a bold, innovative and contemporary wearable art brand that celebrates the stories and styles of the African & African American diaspora. We are excited to have both of these woman of color owned, fashion forward brands in the house at one time!  At the end of the show, Reesheda Graham Washington, executive director of Kehrein Center for the Arts will share the stage with Rahel & Mwasi Mwitula, owner/operators of ILAVA and Kelley of K~Fleye, and together, we will have a conversation about the intersections of the “glocal”: living between the lines of Africa and America as Black women.

Doors open at 5pm; admission includes one (1) drink ticket and plant-powered refreshments!


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