Founded in 2001 by Demeatria Gibson Boccella and co-founded by Darnell McLaurin, FashionAFRICANA explores African history and culture in a contemporary context, and collaborates with fashion designers and artists to create new work through various media, including: design, photography, sculpture and performance.  For over 10 years, FashionAFRICANA has produced and presented programming at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Andy Warhol Museum, August Wilson Center for African American Culture, New Hazlett Theater and the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

2011 FashionAFRICANA: Photograph © Jordan Kay; models: Dosh, Jarvis and Linda