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

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.