Heavily influenced by the handwork of New Orleans artisans who create costumes for the Mardi Gras Indians, this collection celebrates letting go of old personalities. Sort of like a day dream, I fantasize over a breezy blue Sunday down in Congo square. Resonating sounds of African drum candace harmonizing with brass selections, overall giving birth to the genre of jazz. the perfect pallet for a dance of liberation. free and enslaved niggas cathartically buckjumping in the streets of New Orleans! This is lit. this is love. This is life. I hope you can feel the sensation I'm capturing.
the green and white tunic styled button down is created with memories of beignets at café du monde with a light ode to Native American breastplates. The love of marching bands inspired the brown bibber look and a visit to Marie Laveau's tomb sparked the design of the Ezrulie Hoodie. The colors of the collection are rooted in the gulf coast's biggest celebration, mardi gras, which looms a great debate over who started mardi gras first: Mobile or New Orleans. however, no matter wherever or whoever you are, this collection serves looks for parading around town.
MODELS: JOHN NALIGE, DEONNA IRIS & TYLER FAYE
PHOTOGRAPHED BY: LEMAR HAYES
HAIR: TYLER FAYE & DEONNA IRIS
MUA BY: YASMIN ROBINSON & TYLER FAYE