Calling all lovers of art, African culture and bespoke lifestyle products. The new and fast progressing
contemporary, Afro Lux art and lifestyle brand, CHINAKWE, by Nigeria born and UK based, self
taught, mixed media artist Caroline Chinakwe, is proud to announce and invite you to the preview of
its first solo exhibition and event for the artist’s latest series – ‘Colourism’, the truth about skin tone
Date: 29th July 2021
Address: BRXTN Studios, 404-406 Coldharbour Lane, First Floor, Brixton, London SW9 8LF
Music by Handson Family and a Prosecco and African bites refreshments to enjoy.
This is a must attend event for 2021, with confirmed guests from the art and entertainment
industries, including actor Charles Venn, singer Beverley Knight and renowned broadcaster
Brenda Emmanus, to name a few.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Caroline Chinakwe studied fashion design and technology at the renowned London College of
fashion, before working in the industry in fashion production, design and later on as a stylist. Caroline
transitioned to art after feeling disillusioned by the depiction of black models in the industry and the
lack of true representation of the black-western culture in Lifestyle products and fashion. The
London-based designer and mother of 3, first conceptualised CHINAKWE in 2019 with the intention
of increasing the visibility and appreciation of black culture, beauty, and style to a multicultural
consumer and in 2021 in the midst of a worldwide pandemic and following a tumultuous 12 months
and the rise of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Caroline launched her latest art series ‘Colourism’
and her Lifestyle brand CHINAKWE.
ABOUT THE SERIES COLOURISM
The art series ‘Colourism’ was directly influenced by the race protests, BLM movement and society’s
negative treatment of people with darker skin tone. This has then resulted in black people’s
discrimination of their own colour, preferring lighter shade tones to darker shades. The artist hopes
this series will help start conversations about Colourism and the damaging effects it has had on the
black & brown race and most importantly, what we can do today to change societies negative
perception of darker skin tone.
There will also be “Colourism – The Truth about Skin Tone Bias” Talk
Date: 30th July 2021
Doors open at 6:00pm
Address: BRIXTON Village, Contemporary Art Space. 406, First Floor Market Row, Coldharbour Lane. SW9 8LB. Buy your tickets HERE
With her lifestyle brand CHINAKWE, Caroline brings a mix of her African and Western influences,
offering Afro-lux, Pop Art, a capsule and bespoke fashion and premium soft furnishings collection, to
culture enthusiasts looking to invite African culture into their homes, wardrobes and life.
All products in both collections are covered in CHINAKWE’s signature prints, designed and produced
by Caroline Chinakwe herself who engages with several artistic mediums- photography, digital
collaging and acrylic painting.
CHINAKWE’s fashion and homeware collections are available for purchase from the brand website,
as well as her debut artwork series ‘This is Me’ and her most recent collection ‘Colourism’ released
earlier this year. Look out for further news of the CHINAKWE pop-up store which will be arriving in London,
Hampstead in August 2021.
Places are limited for this event and will be in high demand, so please RSVP early to secure your
For further information about the exhibition, Caroline Chinakwe or the brand CHINAKWE:
Email: email@example.com Tel: 07932640911 web: www.chinakwe.com