Brooklyn-based L’Enchanteur, established in 2012 spearheaded by twin sisters Soull and Dynasty Ogun presented its first runway show this week. Staged in a quaint Ditmas Park, Brooklyn mansion, the event was an elegant and warm affair titled: Hood Breakfast: Roseau, Lagos, Brooklyn. Described by the designers as the timeline of their parents love story, the setting and the collection was meant to invoke their layered identities blending the heritage of their mother who was from the island of Dominica, their father from Nigeria and their upbringing in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
To the sound of West Indian and Nigerian beats, a diverse cast of models showcased apparel, footwear and jewelry as they walked through the house’s living room, dining room and bedroom. In press about the collection this is what’Lenchanteur had to say, “Hood Breakfast is our parents’ dreams realized and showcased through garments and jewelry, creating a visual love story that spans over 50 years. This story is our story. It is your story. From the womb to the tomb and beyond.Our presentation of work is like stepping into a portal. Thank you for joining us on this journey of uplifting discovery and transformation.”
Enjoy a looks at the runway finale and some of the attendees below.