Parsons School of Design
A.A.S Fashion Design
Project Name: Edward and the East
Project Website: https://www.aureta.co
Edward and the East is an embodiment of the diaspora of Jazz and Hip-Hop, the genres which have come in-between, and music’s connection to sports, art, and film globally Drawing inspiration from musical composition, this offering is meant for the modern – interdisciplinary professional, who adores unique and covert cultural references. The friction within this collection comes from the imbalance or dichotomy when society accepted and appropriated Jazz and Hip Hop for the elements they wanted, leaving a majority of a community out of the loop of participation. In EaE, there is a wrestle between street fashion and more restrained high fashion, resulting in what I would call a “Chic Swagger”.