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460B Harrison Avenue, Gallery B5

Boston, MA 02118

460B Harrison Avenue, Gallery B5

Boston, MA 02118

MON: Closed
TUES: By Appointment
WED-FRI: 12pm-6pm
SAT: 12pm-5pm
SUN: 12pm-4pm

Sneak Peak: Dogon Spring/Summer 2016 Collection
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Sneak Peak: Dogon Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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So 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.

Inspiration points:

  • The stacked stones that form fencing around the community
  • The storage granaries, cone-shaped and pointed tops
  • La case à palabre or Toguna, where 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, 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 headquarters.

Et voilà, the collection for Spring/Summer 2016!!

A special thank you to the wonderful Samantha Spencer for images of these sidewalk beauties from Boston!!

Collection available on our website March 28th.

Thank you all for reading.

xx,

Zainab