Event Recap: 2019 Breaking Barriers Awards Gala & Fashion Showcase

Celebrities Arrive at the 2019 Breaking Barriers Awards Gala & Fashion Showcase

2019 Breaking Barriers Awards Gala, red carpet

L-R: Babatunde’, Johnson, Banks, Lamar, Smith, Walker Photo Credit: Curtis Sabir; Sheri Determan; Keith Crosby

Celebrities hit the red carpet for the 2019 Breaking Barriers Awards Gala at the Los Angeles Convention Center on August 4 in Los Angeles hosted by actor/producer Obba Babatunde’. The awards gala was produced and presented by fashion designer StormyWeather Banks, LLC. Celebrity attendees included Ogom “OG” Chijindu (VH1’s Basketball Wives; Lingerie Football League), Tonya Banks (Reality TV Star “Little Women LA”), Aaron Frazier (HBO’s Ballers), Jordyn Curet (Disney Channel “Raven’s Home”) and many others.

 

This year’s event highlighted the achievements of those who have broken barriers in the fashion industry. Honorees included Academy Award Winning Costume Designer Ruth Carter, Supermodel Beverly Johnson, and Cross Colours Clothing Line Founders Carl Jones & TJ Walker. Beverly Johnson received the “Icon Award”, Carl Jones & TJ Walker received the “Influential Award” and Ruth Carter received the “Triumph Award”. Walker received Carter’s award on her behalf in her absence. Actress Kellita Smith was in attendance to present the “Icon Award” to Supermodel Beverly Johnson.

 

Immediately following the awards gala, LA’s emerging fashion designers showcased their ready-to-wear pieces during the gala fashion show to a crowd of fashion goers and enthusiast, hosted by 102.3 KJLH Radio Personality Adai Lamar.

Photo Credits: Curtis Sabir; Sheri Determan; Keith Crosby

About Breaking Barriers Awards Gala & Fashion Showcase
Breaking Barriers Awards Gala & Fashion Showcase honors pioneers in the fashion industry. The event celebrates in awarding the achievements of those who continue to paint the path to a brighter future. 2019’s honorees included Black Panther’s Award Winning Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter, Cross Colours Founders Carl Jones & TJ Walker, & Suplermodel Beverly Johnson hosted by Actor, Producer, & Director Obba Babatunde.

About StromyWeather Banks, LLC
StormyWeather Banks, LLC is a fashion event coordinator offering aspiring fashion designers, suppliers, & attorney’s the opportunity to network with the fashion industry professionals.

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