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T R I B A L G R A F F I T I


ON THESE CITY STREETS WE EXPRESS OURSELVES IN THE MANNER OF OUR OWN TRIBAL GRAFFITI.

 

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T R I B A L G R A F F I T I


ON THESE CITY STREETS WE EXPRESS OURSELVES IN THE MANNER OF OUR OWN TRIBAL GRAFFITI.

 

A Fall/Winter 2015 collaborative capsule collection I created with Emmanuelle Ciara Jones, which we presented at the Lincoln Center in New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Emmanuelle's inspiration ranged from the life and work of Jean-Michel Basquiat, to the religious and cultural traditions of Haiti and various regions of Africa. After interpreting her inspiration, I approached my inspiration of the graffiti of New York's Lower East Side during the 1980's, with the authentic, raw and bold aesthetic and spirit of both Basquiat and the tribes I had researched. I worked to create my own tribal graffiti. I designed and screen-printed 85 6-foot-long panels of 120 yards-worth of solid 100% natural silk-linen and cotton material which I sourced for this collection.

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