O.R.P. – Urban Stitch (Re-Posted on Vimeo in Full)

In Black Oakland Renaissance, Culture, Film on April 3, 2012 at 4:26 am

I’ve been a little quiet with the Oakland Renaissance Project but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on it.

Over the summer we interviewed aspiring fashion business owner Alanna Rayford when she was a few months away from owning the keys to her downtown store front. Her business — the Runway Style House — is currently being constructed but to kick off the space she has since opened the Runway Style Lounge upstairs. The lounge is a community space, a chill spot and a venue for local designer Baba Afolabi to sell his SuRu clothing. I followed Alanna around for a few weeks to document the opening of one of Oakland’s most recent Black owned businesses.

* The title Urban Stitch is the property of Alanna Rayford. SuRu Apparel is the property of Baba Afolabi. Stay tuned for a short on Baba later this Summer. 


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