I have come across several people and organizations saying, “Thanks, Obama,” and I’ve made note so that I could share them in these 100 Days of Thanks. On Sunday, I discovered ThankUObama.us, a line designed by Joe Fresh of Chicago. Today, I see that the website has been updated and the ever popular Chance The Rapper, among other Chicago creatives like the photographer Nolis Anderson, has partnered with Joe Fresh to model the line!
“with this project i wanted to timestamp a period in my life where i felt like i can do whatever i wanted to do and be whatever i wanted to be. The night obama won his first term gave me so much hope, especially & most importantly as a black man. I decided to make a collection saying “thank you” and give me something to smile at every now and then when i look in the closet.” —Joe Fresh
Now that this line will be flooding social media, the streets of Chicago, and potentially internationally, I hope you can see the impact that your time—your family’s time—in the White House has made in America.
And if you haven’t seen or heard it enough yet this post, here’s one for the road: Thanks, Obama.
xo | Danielle
shop | ThankUObama.us
styling | Whitney Middleton
photos | NOLIS
project collaborators | Yak