The Go Africa Carnival 2019 will take place on 7/13/2019
from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.
self-register via @Eventbrite https://goafricacarnival2019.eventbrite.com
or email Info@GoAfricacarnival.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001
Artist / Illustrator / Fashion Designer / Card Couturier / Entrepreneur.
Brooklyn, New York native, Willie Mitchell, a truly multi-talented individual began his love for art and fashion at an early age. Willie began sketching at age four, taught by his older brother, he spent countless hours drawing shapes and figures. ” When I became a teenager, I was inspired by the fashion styles of Josephine Baker, Diana Ross, Grace Jones, Jody Watley & Madonna. I remember how I always loved their look because each of these ladies style seemed original, bold, unique & timeless.” Mitchell’s design aspirations were also influenced by famous fashion designers like (Yves Saint Laurent, Karl Lagerfeld, Sonia Rykiel, Coco Chanel, Giorgio Armani and the famous illustrator Erté.)
He attended the prestigious Parsons School of Design for two years. Shortly after he started
assisting top design houses such as (Piero Dimitri, Lawrence Stephens, and Fila.) His credits also
include working for (Victoria’s Secret, Liz Claiborne & Francois Hendy.) “The experience of working
for these wonderful company’s helped me immensely and strengthen my ambition of starting my own
business and giving back. “In 1993, Willie’s hard work ethic started paying off when Essence
Magazine featured a ‘Willie Mitchell’ original design for their spring bride’s issue. That same year,
his illustrations were featured alongside top designers in Harriett Cole’s wedding planner, ‘Jumping
The Broom’ also HX Magazine June 2007 issue.’ In addition, several of his fashion illustrations have
been featured on daytime’s award winning soap opera (‘As The World Turns.’)
In recent years, Mitchell’s work has been shown in many galleries, boutiques, arts & crafts shows in
New York and other parts of the United States. His work is currently being sold in places like
(Etcetera Gifts & Harlem Flo Flora Atelier) showing whimsical
fashion forward greeting cards and paintings in 3-D format. Willie continues to collaborate with other Visual
Artists & Designers on various projects in addition to participating in and producing Art Exhibitions,
Fashion & Trade shows. Check back for upcoming events, projects and locations.
- Born on April 2
- Joined December 28, 2010