Black Panther: Welcome to Wakanda, the new superhero movie, will be presented by Marvel Studios on February 15th in Germany.

The movie’s costumes were designed by Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth E. Carter, who was inspired by Africa, where she did her research, studying patterns, colours, beadwork and silhouettes. “We wanted to explore and create the afrofuture-idyllic concept with Wakanda and make it a world like we have not seen before in cinema,” Carter said.

Black Panther is the first superhero movie to star a Black lead character, played by Chadwick Boseman, and a majority Black cast. Among the cast members are Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Martin Freeman, Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Forest Whitaker and Winston Duke. Designers including Chromat, Cushnie et Ochs, Fear of God, Ikiré Jones, Laquan Smith, Sophie Theallet and Tome worked with Marvel Studios to create one-of-a-kind pieces interpreting the different characters and themes from the movie.

The designers were selected for their passion, dedication to empowerment and individualism through fashion. We are happy to find among the designers one we have collaborated with in the beginning of the former platform Africa Fashion Day Berlin. Laquan Smith was so kind to collaborate with us, he sent us one of his key pieces and we highlighted it perfectly. The remarkable actress Annabelle Mandeng rocked his gold dress on the red carpet during Bambi in Berlin 2013. For you we have selected some stunning collection pieces.


Director: Ryan Coogler

With Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Martin Freeman, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Andy Serkis, Daniel Kaluuya, Danai Gurira

The fashion designers: Laquan Smith, Cushnie et Ochs, Fear of God, Ikiré Jones: