1863, the title of the graduation collection of Angelo Elizabeth.
For this collection he combined his black heritage and the black activism movement. He chose 1863 as a statement title, because in 1863 slavery was made illegal in Surinam and the Antilles. The many thousands who worked on the plantations were finally free. Furthermore, in this collection he is telling the story of the enslaved Virgina Dementricia. Who was rebellious and used to steal her master's clothing and wear them secretly.
The collection main piece is an open back shirt that features for the first time the Marcus Elizabeth trademarked guardian pattern. The open back show the back of a strong women. The Guardian pattern is inspired by his grandmother: Selma.
This collection is one of the most important collections that he created until today. With this collection he graduated with honours from Academy Artemis in Amsterdam.
Designer and tailor of the collection: Angelo Elizabeth and Nicolai Egter van Wissekerke
Model: Chanelva Maclean
Photographer: Ingrid Polderman
Make-up and Hair artist: Naima Bremer
Assistant: Flavia Cibelle and Esmee Julia van der Molen
Location: Museum van Loon