HOW WE DO-DOGON!!
So beyond excited to finally unveil our Spring/Summer 2016 collection.
I was totally blown away by the organic sophistication of The Dogon.
Imagine a world where housing is carved into mountains and the design of living whereabouts is adapted to benefit the physical constraints of an environment.
The stacked stones that form a fencing around the community
The storage granaries, the cone shapes and pointed tops.
La case à palabre or Toguna- were men hang out and discuss matters concerning the community.
I love the ideology behind the Toguna- the roof is very low so one can only sit or lie down. This way if conversation gets heated then one is less inclined to blow up.
For color I thought of the simple and reserved beauty of the Dogon and so it was only a natural progression for me to fuse that inspiration with the beautiful foliage colors I see around our New England head quarters.
Et voilà, the collection for SS 2016!!
A special thank you to the wonderful Samantha Spencer for images of these sidewalk beauties from Boston!!
“Collection available via www.zainabsumu.com March 28th".
Thank you all for reading.