Sisters, Shayla Janel and April Joi recently held the premiere of their documentary Fashion Weak at 4118 Fannin St . Fashion Weak, is a short documentary inspired by the late Sandra Bland that documents Janel’s journey to New York Fashion Week and explores racism within the fashion industry.
Janel painted statements about Black Lives Matter and the names of victims of police brutality on her clothing. She, Joi, Kaye Washington and Labrea Gordon wore these clothes to New York Fashion Week and received national attention.
After the film, there was a Q &A with the ladies. In attendance were Theresa Bernard, Nicole Durant, Monica Lane, Robynn Slater Danielle Tillman, Mekenzie Anthony, Arneshia Taylor, Brianna Lane, Charlotte Myers, Deborah Moore, Johnathan Callery, Johnny Rich, Courtney Brand and many more.