Over the summertime, Columbus Faculty of Artwork & Design senior Angela Jernigan worked Downtown and lived just up the street from the center of the town, which put her correct in the center of the racial justice protests that erupted right after the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. For the duration of the media protection of the uprisings, Jernigan could not assistance but observe how Black guys were being often introduced.

“They’re viewed with a focus on on their again, and the only way that media portrays them is by their trauma,” Jernigan claimed lately by cell phone. “Why is it that the only time I try to remember seeing Black folks in the media is when they’ve been killed?” 

Jernigan, a trend layout significant, began considering about how she could existing a diverse narrative of Black men in her outfits collection. “I’m displaying him in a different light, building him search extra vulnerable and more vulnerable to putting on pastel shades with a a lot more female silhouette,” stated Jernigan, who bundled a tunic, crop tops and high-waisted pants. “I preferred to demonstrate how Black adult men do not have to wear black or tans or neutrals in buy to be these masculine beings. Pastel colours pop on their skin tone. It can make them search incredibly vibrant.” 

Jon Johnson wearing a look by Angela Jernigan that will be part of the 2021 CCAD Fashion Show.

Jernigan’s assortment, titled “Alive,” will be a single of 18 showcased in the 2021 CCAD Manner Exhibit on the night of Friday, Might 14 the socially distant, in-particular person variation of the show will just take put at the Easton Neighborhood Push-In, and CCAD is also hosting a virtual working experience. Now (Monday, May well 10) is the last day to acquire tickets for this once-a-year party that raises income for college student scholarships.