Brother Vellies, Tia Cibani, Takashi Shoji, Ulla Johnson, NYFW SS16, Day 1 Pt.2

where wild and water is a softer shade of pink


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Lake Rethba in Senegal is a place of weathered things: boats, water to the wave of cotton candy pink and colors that seem as if its own lake has run through them a thousand times. Connecting to a land, this land couldn’t happen more directly than imagining walking on its soil with Brother Vellies which debuted its first show during NYFW SS16 today. Aurora James, its founder,  walks this culture virtually in a pair of shoes and in the name of social good.
James creates not just for modern world consumers but those in lands not really so faraway, considering the uniting factor of the basic human need – a good pair of  foot accoutrements. But who knew the idea of walking could be so elevated?
 After visiting here, we take a seat in the mind of the calm wild that is Tia Cibani. Caught up in her cloth, from turban to the thicker side of a dress,  the discerning look of an assured woman in the backyard of her own wildflowers was perfect for her trope of  a darker shade of white – creme. Pass us an almond au lait!

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It rained today in New York. And given that its also the rainy season in Senegal, the these thicker dresses felt quite appropriate, and chic! shining past the demure vibes that a rainy  Spring  can bring.  How we love the rain, so we’re off to an Ethiopian coffee ceremony, afterall, Africa, from where Senegal resides, is the birthplace of coffee.

So, who else to make us feel comfortable than Ulla Johnson with long silhouettes – do you see these suits? – and behatted covers for our crowns?

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But, first, we’ll change into this lace number by Tadashi Shoji, with a side of  those drums played in his instrumental runway presentation because ritual says so.

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