CFDA Spotlight: Aurora James, Brother Vellies

CFDA Spotlight: Aurora James, Brother Vellies

The CFDA has announced 40 new members, and we're spotlighting each one. Today we're looking at Aurora James, creative director of Brother Vellies.

The CFDA has announced 40 new members, and we're spotlighting each one. Today we're looking at Aurora James, creative director of Brother Vellies.

Text: Danielle Combs

Fashion prides itself on diverse creators who seek to drive the industry forward with progressive designs and innovative concepts that break the mold. Aurora James, creative director of Brother Vellies is propelling her vision forward with her line that introduces traditional African footwear, along with sustainable artisanal jobs in Africa.

The conception of Brother Vellies has set itself apart by embracing change wholeheartedly with artisanal designs and a rare production process that supplies jobs to all genders, sexual orientation, backgrounds and tribes. As creative director, James is setting a precedent for the industry and designers alike to diversify the way collections are designed and manufactured. The line remains true to James’ heart as well as roots, which is evident throughout her accessories line that exudes charm, charisma and unique.

Click below and shop the Brother Vellies items we can’t help but love.

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