'Ol Dirty 2022 RECAP
As 2022 ever-so-gracefully leaves us in the dust, the new year incites sentiments of reflection, observation, and celebration. Last year was ODF’s conception, and housed some of our most impactful campaigns, projects, events, and everything in between-- we hold 2022 near and dear to our hearts.
We couldn’t let the year go too far without providing you with an
‘Ol Dirty 2022 Recap compiled of the following–
Hosted the evening of April 1 on a posh rooftop in DC, the Born in Black Fashion Show was “Godmuva Garments” debut runway show. In collaboration with Insignia MSA, the joint show paraded eccentric and eclectic fashions that pulled audiences into an atmosphere of its own.
On the cusp of spring, Rickyah and Rory presented “Chasing Dragons– The Podcast”, where they discussed “RAW and UNCUT commentary on art, fashion, and travel”.
In the thick of Virgo season, ODF x Dream Dimension CO hosted “Mixer in the Park”, an outdoor mixer in Southeast, DC. ODF and Dream Dimension CO collaborated with local community organizations to produce this 1970s-themed skate party that featured wellness sessions and of course, “good vibes”.
To conclude the third quarter of 2022, ODF curated “Phantasmion”, a fashion show which merged fairytale fantasies with experiental couture at Things to Look At Studios in Williamsburg. Dubbed after Sara Coleridge’s altered reality1837 novel, the showcase featured imaginative pieces by brands such as Insignia MSA, Hubane, Metafaeral, Irmauniverso, and Cynner.
To commemorate the production of the Model T Ford, ODF partnered with host Rory Hayes to develop an exhibition-turned party equipped with live art installations and a cozy bonfire.
ODF made their way to Brooklyn again to to highlight designers from in The Art of Fashion exhibit, featuring Insignia MSA, Hubane, and UK based designers, Aikeremiokha and Lingani. This space developed a platform for talented artists and designers to showcase their expressive creations.
ODF concluded 2022 with The Annual Haus Gala and The Haus of Balloons Afterparty. Fashion designer Graham Peyton and Textile Artist Kilo Nesbitt were invited to produce live art at the Gala, which welcomed New York based trailblazers to Things to Look At Studios once more to celebrate their artistry and strides in the creative industry. The space welcomed guests to dress in their most esteemed attire while mingling, networking, and saluting the end of an accomplished year!
BASED IN: DC
SIGN: SUPER VIRGO
FAV SONG FROM 2022: "SORROWFUL SOIL" BJÖRK
FAV TREND FROM 2022: DARK ACADEMIA
LEAST FAV TREND FROM 2022: EARLY 2000’S
FINISH THE SENTENCE: “ I COULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH 2022 WITHOUT MY BLACK BOOTS!"
BASED IN: DC
FAV CREATIVE: SEAN BROWN
FAV SONG FROM 2022: "PERSUASIVE" DOECHII
FAV TREND FROM 2022: MICRO-MINISKIRTS
LEAST FAV TREND FROM 2022: PLATFORMS
FINISH THE SENTENCE: “ I COULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH 2022 WITHOUT MY NOISE CANCELLING HEADPHONES!"
BASED IN: DC
FAV SONG FROM 2022: “2 YOU” MARIAH THE SCIENTIST
FAV TREND FROM 2022: STATEMENT SUNGLASSES
LEAST FAV TREND FROM 2022: THE “CLEAN GIRL AESTHETIC”
FINISH THE SENTENCE: "I COULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH 2022 WITHOUT MY NEW LAPTOP!"
BASED IN: NYC
FAV CREATIVE: HARD TO CHOOSE WHEN U HAVE SO MANY!
FAV SONG FROM 2022: "IDK WHAT TO TELL YOU" BKTHERULA
FAV TREND FROM 2022: BLACK GIRL MAXIMALISM
FAV BOOK FROM 2022: "SHADOWBORN" TRACY DEONN
FINISH THE SENTENCE: “ I COULDN’T MAKE IT THROUGH 2022 WITHOUT MY ABILITY TO DO MY HAIR AND MY BEATS!"
"LETTER FROM THE FOUNDER"
The girls are still vaping, the next-door neighbor’s dog is still barking uncontrollably, and everyone is still addicted to social media but for some reason, the wind feels different. Throwing my scarf over my shoulder and saddling up with my overfilled tote bag back on the bus from NYC to DC, it's safe to say I feel the new year's spirit.
Still an infant, ODF Studios spent the space year figuring out everything but our name. I didn’t quite realize what Ol Dirty Fashion had the potential to do until our SS23 Show Phantasmion. Producing a runway show for designers was no small feat. By the end of it, I realized that black and brown artists were in need of more producers.
Everyone wants to be an artist, designer, even I did not too long ago. But I recognized that we have plenty of creatives in our community who could benefit from quality production. I took ODF from a blog to a production house.
Breathing in the polluted air of 2023, ODF is anew. We are replicating our highs and learning from our lows. We are expanding our ventures from the ostracizing nature of fashion. We are curating experiences and opportunities for black artists. We are broadening the lens to acknowledge those who have been looked over. We are creating space for underrepresented communities. ODF—we are crafting glitter from dust.