One of the designers for House of Aama​, Akua Shabaka, sent me photos of her new fashion collection, BLOODROOT. 

 

The designs are reflective of the postbellum southern United States – a time when the designers’ ancestors "had been emancipated from slavery, and were striving to claim their rightful place with forward determination and dignity.”

I wrote an article for i-D about how House of Aama is exploring Akua's family's African roots and southern Creole spirituality, and aims to celebrate the strength and resilience of African Americans.

House of Aama, the Mother-Daughter Brand Exploring Southern Creole Spirituality

SARAH GOODING IS A WRITER AND EDITOR BASED IN NEW YORK

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