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Our friends over at Street Etiquette have pulled the covers off one of their newest projects, Sewn from the Soul. The online editorial project is a coming together of seven friends who each appreciate the relationship of fashion, style and history. As February represents Black History Month, the group has taken this into account as part of their presentation and aesthetic as well as paid homage to a handful of influential black personalities of the past. The behind the scenes video seen below was created by IMGbyAlejandro with the opening poem by Joe Kenneth. The full look into the project can be seen over at Street Etiquette.
Sewn From the Soul is an online editorial project brought to light by seven friends who have all collaborated together in order to see a bigger picture; ultimately meshing and intertwining Style and History. History is important as it gives us the ability to trace back what has occurred previously to help us better direct ourselves to the future. Style contributes to one’s overall character and truly dictates our persona in everything that surrounds us. We all contributed our individual style to this editorial and used a primarily monochromatic palette to assist the Black History Month theme.
The video below is a behind-the-scenes look of what occurred at the photo studio, starting off with an amazing poem by Brooklyn resident and Street Etiquette friend Joekenneth Museau . There is no way to emulate the magic of that exact date, but to know that something tangible resulted from this gathering allows us, at long last, to begin to write our own scripture in history.
This video is meant to honor individuals from Miles Davis to Dr.Cornel West with a splash of our own Street Etiquette style. We hope you enjoy the editorial just as much as we did. I would like to thank everyone who took part in this , it will definitely form into a bigger project in the future.
“In essence, this is the time of the year when all blacks, be they African- Americans, Haitians, Liberians, Nigerians and all people of color need to reflect on their African heritage, culture and how far they have come in understanding the struggles and sacrifices others have made during the days of yesteryears in America.”
- Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor