#BelvedereXLaolu: Visual Artist Laolu Senbanjo Designs New Belvedere Vodka Bottle Unveiled At NYFW- Next Stop Nigeria!

#BelvedereXLaolu! Visual artist, musician and activist, Laolu Senbanjo joined Belvedere Vodka recently at New York Fashion Week to unveil the new 2018 Limited Edition Bottle which he designed.

Premium vodka brand, Belvedere Vodka hosted an exclusive NYFW fashion showcase event on Thursday, September 6th in collaboration with Laolu.

The unveiling of the 2018 Limited Edition Bottle took place at the prestigious Whitney Museum of American Art.

Models Martha Hunt, Helena Christensen, Jeneil Williams and Nolan Funk graced the runway in iconic Laolu designed body paintings.

The painted story, depicted through each of the models brought to life the artist’s interpretation of the beauty, nuance, and complexity of the Belvedere Vodka and of the coming together of the bottle using Senbanjo’s own Afromysterics design.

The Brooklyn-based Nigerian-born visual artist will be in Nigeria from the 24th – 29th of September to unveil the new limited-edition bottle alongside other memorable activities.

Please follow Belvedere @belvederenigeria on Instagram for more information. #BelvedereXLaolu.


Laolu is a Brooklyn based Nigerian born Performance and Visual Artist, Singer/Songwriter/Musician, Human Rights Lawyer and Activist whose mantra is “Everything is my canvas.”  He considers himself a ‘keeper of the Yoruba culture.’  His Sacred Art of the Ori Yoruba body paint ritual (which he created) was featured on Beyonce’s Grammy Award-winning Visual Album, “Lemonade.”  He’s graced the cover of the Washington Post, had featured in the NY Times, Vogue, BBC, CNN, VICE and more.  His ever-growing list of collaborations has been with brands like Kenneth Cole, Nike, Equinox Fitness, and with other artists such as Alicia Keys, Swiss Beatz, Seun Kuti, Tony Allen, Alek Wek, and Danielle Brooks.  You can find his music on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music. Listen to his TED talk on TED.com You can also buy his cologne Bvlgari’s Black Essence featuring his original Artwork at Bulgari.com

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: Jeneil Williams attends the Belvedere Vodka Launch of Laolu Senbanjo 2018 Limited Edition bottle during New York Fashion Week at The Whitney Museum Of American Art on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Belvedere)

Nolan Funk
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: Bottles on display during the Belvedere Vodka Launch of Laolu Senbanjo 2018 Limited Edition bottle during New York Fashion Week at The Whitney Museum Of American Art on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Belvedere)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: Model N’Tifafa Akoko Tete-Rosenthal poses at the Belvedere Vodka Launch of Laolu Senbanjo 2018 Limited Edition bottle during New York Fashion Week at The Whitney Museum Of American Art on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Belvedere)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: Model Martha Hunt attends the Belvedere Vodka Launch of Laolu Senbanjo 2018 Limited Edition bottle during New York Fashion Week at The Whitney Museum Of American Art on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Belvedere)
Laolu Senbanjo

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 06: Alicia Quarles (L) and Laolu Senbanjo (R) attend the Belvedere Vodka Launch of Laolu Senbanjo 2018 Limited Edition bottle during New York Fashion Week at The Whitney Museum Of American Art on September 6, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Belvedere)
Belvedere President, Rodney Williams (L) and RED CEO, Deborah Dugan (R)
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