We invite all high school-aged “Hip-Hop Design” students to celebrate Hip-Hop’s Fashion’s past present and future by entering that Savage Swag that will Slay runways into Osmosis’s 1st Annual Fashion Design With A Hip-Hop Mind Contest. Where you’ll have the chance to showcase their design skills and also win big.
Our “Fashion Design With A Hip-Hop Mind Contest” gives young Hip-Hop fans and enthusiasts in the Chicagoland area an opportunity to showcase mad skillz.
Unlike most contest students that dictate students tastes with categories of creativity we are asking to take a journey through the history of Hip-Hop greatest fashion moments and re-create or create their own to showcase how ”Dope” they are. Just think about it what would the world of fashion be like with Big Baddy Kane, Queen Latifah, Run DMC, Salt N’ Pepa, Puff Daddy, Biggie Smalls, Little Kim, Jay-Z, Wu Tang, T.I. and Nikki Manaje, and so many great artists who have turned their fashion tastes into world wide fashion movements.
Your school or art/design programs support and promotion of the “Fashion Design With A Hip-Hop Mind Contest” enables Osmosis to engage with Chicago’s design world hidden jewels who will one day be the movers-and-shakers in the world of Hip-Hop & design.
Marti Parham is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of the University of Cincinnati’s DAAP program where she majored in fashion design. She also holds a degree from Chicago’s Columbia College in magazine publishing. The former NaPcap hat designer and fashion designer for Abercrombie & Fitch, currently dedicates her creative energy to writing articles for various national publications, penning children’s and young adult books, and painting.
Cyaira is a wardrobe stylist and founder of Next Level Society. Her creative talents have positioned her to work seven seasons with a nationally syndicated television show, help produce fashion shows for Macy’s, A’Gaci, and the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Chicago chapter, along with an array of photoshoots. Being awarded the DCASE IAP grant in 2017 led to the launch of Next Level Society, NFP. The organization uses art to build economic growth in communities throughout Chicago. She is passionate about pouring into youth, young adults, and the community.
Milea Robinson-Wright started her career in Esthetics in 2001. She graduated from Dudley Beauty College in Chicago, where she was born and raised. As a licensed Esthetician her specialty was healthy, natural skincare techniques, teaching make-up, and performing make-up application. Realizing she had other passions she attended Harrington College in Chicago for an Associates in Interior Design. Milea started with Project Osmosis as an intern while attending Harrington. Design school lead her to realize what her true life’s passion was, event planning. Milea is currently the owner and operator of an event planning company and a spa, as well and photographer. Her companies are Milea GotCha Covered Events and Milea GotCha Covered the spa where she specializes in “Extravagance without the excess Expense”.
Brejenn Allen is an African American painting, fibers, and design artist. Her work’s theme centers on the interactions between race, politics, and social media/internet culture. Brejenn’s award-winning work has been featured in publications like Syzygy Magazine, Kemper Messenger, and the Meridian Star. Her notable exhibitions include the Siragusa Gallery, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, and the DeKalb Regional Railroad Museum. She currently operates Happy P’ Jappies Designer Hospital Gowns, a charity that manufactures and donates uplifting gowns to hospital patients across the world. Brejenn has an Associate of Arts Degree and a BFA in 2020 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.