St. Louis host
April 27, 9:30am - 11:00am CDT. Hosted at St. Louis Fashion Fund
part of a series on Inclusive
Saint Louis Fashion Fund (SLFF) was founded in 2014 by Susan Sherman, and a small group of passionate Saint Louisans who envisioned an organization that would support emerging designers and promote fashion education and outreach in Saint Louis City, thereby revitalizing its Garment District and growing St. Louis’ impact on the fashion industry. SLFF serves as a fashion retail and education hub for the local design community as well as a catalyst for attracting full-scale garment manufacturing and production to downtown St. Louis.
In 1994, Kaldi’s Coffee first opened its doors in St. Louis’ DeMun neighborhood. Since then, we’ve been dedicated to creating memorable coffee experiences wherever our coffee is served.
Kaldi’s Coffee specializes in sustainably sourcing and roasting the finest coffees in the world. We bring the best products to those new to coffee and enthusiasts alike, and guide you to brew coffee to its ultimate potential. Whether traveling to far-away coffee farms, winning barista competitions, hand-roasting and hand-brewing coffee, or supporting the communities we’re a part of – we are committed to serving you.
Yvonne Osei is a Ghanaian transmedial artist based in St. Louis, MO. Her creative practice examines beauty and colorism, the politics of clothing, complexities associated with global trade, and the residual implications of colonialism in postcolonial West Africa and Western cultures. More recently, her work utilizes textiles as an artistic medium to build physical and metaphoric architectural landscapes, to create temporal coverings that alter one’s complexion and physicality, and to dissect the ‘global image’ of West African textiles in our present-day world.
Osei received her M.F.A. in 2016 from Washington University in St. Louis, where she was a Chancellors Graduate Fellow, Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellow, and Danforth Scholar. She received her B.F.A. from Webster University, St. Louis, in 2013 and is currently pursuing an MA in Fashion Design and Business at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO. Osei is the 2016–17 Romare Bearden Graduate Minority Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum; she is the recipient of the 2018 Saint Louis Visionary Award for Emerging Artist and the 2018 Creative Stimulus Award by Critical Mass for the Visual Arts. Osei is currently the inaugural Curator-In-Residence at the Center of Creative Arts (COCA) and an Adjunct Professor at Webster University in St. Louis, MO. Her solo exhibitions, “Tailored Landscapes” and “Who Discovers the Discoverer?” were recently on view at Laumeier Sculpture Park as part of the Kranzberg Exhibition Series, and the Bruno David Gallery where she is represented.