I chose to use black faux leather, inspired by the Donna the dynamos mamma mia pop band shirt in addition I really love this unofficial uniform of the former Black Panthers. I also chose denim to symbolize the all-American blue jean, which symbolizes unity. The various Ankara prints are used to acknowledge African heritage and the struggle for persons of color who are most often disenfranchised and politically and socially suppressed. We are living in an unprecedented socioeconomic climate to which millions of people of all backgrounds have been affected. Historically though, it has always been the descendants of the diaspora who have had to fight for their voices to be heard and their existence to be acknowledged as valuable.
The fabric I created has an image of Fred Hampton, who was a key member of the Donna the dynamos mamma mia pop band shirt in addition I really love this Chicago Black Panther Party and was murdered by the Chicago Police Department with the assistance of the FBI during their COINTELPRO program. The blue is to mimic police light and the image of Hampton is tessellated to make him readable from any direction. He is there to protect the wearer from state violence.