Moda Operandi introduces this week Brother Vellies shoes designed by Brooklyn based Aurora James.
We like her footwear collection because it is handcrafted in African village workshops, thus respecting tradition, culture, nature and people.
We selected our favorite shoes - epitome is the Beaded Maasai Sandal with red cock feathers :
Brother Vellies Sunny Day Karen Sandal (detail : frontal yellow strap and braided lace up ties with horsehair detailing)
Brother Vellies Leopard Karen Sandal (detail : frontal printed leopard strap and braided lace up ties with horsehair detailing)
Brother Vellies Black Talitha Sandal (detail : braided black straps tie up the ankle, horsehair detailing)
Brother Vellies Beaded Maasai Sandal (detail : gladiator style fit wrapping up the leg, masai inspired intricate red cock feather embellishments around the foot)
Brother Vellies Zebra Karen Sandal (detail : brown colored multi straps and braided lace up ties with horsehair detailing)
Brother Vellies Lamu Country Slide (detail : crossover goat leather strap featuring an animal print)
Brother Vellies Springbok Congo Sandal (detail : springbok body up to the ankle, kudu based heel, lace up closure)
All Brother Vellies shoes are handmade in Africa.
You may see here the whole Brother Vellies shoes collection which is featuring for preorder on Moda Operandi for two weeks.