As part of Black History Month, the Canadian outerwear brand Wuxly Movement features local Black artists in its latest collaboration. It was the perfect opportunity for the artists to not only share their stunning work, but also their inspiring stories. The three artists from the Toronto community included: Jabari “Elicser” Elliott, Imani Busby and Tafari Steele.
They were each given one plain Wuxly jacket. It was intended to be used as a blank canvas for the artists to express their creativity. They turned the jackets into wearable pieces, while highlighting their culture. Each of the designs represent the artist’s unique voice and attitude:
Elliott: A professional aerosol artist. His murals and artworks have been depicted all over the city scape.
Busby: An entrepreneurial visual artist. She is also the co-founder of Toronto’s Manifesto. It is an Instagram platform that aims to highlight the Black and Indigenous communities.
Steele: A content creator. Depicts art on a variety of canvases, ranging from jackets and shoes to hats and sneakers.
All three jackets are available for sale online on Wuxly. The proceeds of each sale is set to be donated to a charity of the artist’s choice.