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Black Panther special: Welcome to Wakanda!

By Rediff Get Ahead Bureau
February 16, 2018 07:50 IST
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In photos: A New York Fashion Week showcase inspired by the film.

New York Fashion Week and Marvel Studios transported visitors to the hottest 'African nation' of the season -- the mythical Wakanda where the superhero movie Black Panther takes place.

The immersion was complete with the stage set under a blue sky and surrounded by greenery and the stars of the film, including Chadwick Boseman and Lupita Nyong'o, mingling with the crowd.

The NYFW and Marvel presentation was the first of its kind for the studio Walt Disney Co, which owns Marvel.

Scroll down for a walk through Wakanda.

 

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A look designed by LaQuan Smith at Marvel's Welcome to Wakanda event for New York Fashion Week, which coincided with the premiere week of Black Panther.
Photograph: Yahaira Jacquez/Rediff.com.

 

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Ruthe Carter (right) celebrates Wakanda with designer Ikire Jones (left).
Carter, who is the costume designer for Black Panther, 'drew from real people and places, traveling across Africa to study the patterns, bead work and silhouettes of various tribes and peoples,' a Reuters report says.
 
Photograph: @iamruthecarter/Instagram.

 

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The labels that participated in the showcase with custom-made apparel, jewelry and footwear include Chromat, Cushnie et Ochs, LaQuan Smith, Ikire Jones, Sophie Theallet and TOME.
Photograph: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images.

 

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The bespoke pieces will be auctioned to benefit Save the Children, an international humanitarian organization.
Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images.

 

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Oscar-winning actor Lupita Nyong'o (right), Nakia in Black Panther, takes a selfie with a model backstage.
Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images.

 

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The event would not have been complete without Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman -- seen here with Marija Abney -- himself.
Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images.

 

 

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