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Talk about a great way to kick off the month of November by being announced as one of the winners of the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund alongside two other designers @GypsySport and @JonathanSimKhai – making this the first three-way tie in the history of CVFF… Congratulations, Aurora James, shoe designer and creator of Brother Vellies.

I’m sure your level of numbness has been extremely elevated since the success of your third collection, which was presented in September during NYFW (SS16). From Africa to New York, you and your brand, Brother Vellies became the talk of the town in every top fashion magazine one could imagine. Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, Huff Post, Footwear News and Forbes are predicting Brother Vellies SS16 shoe collection to be the hautest and must-have of the upcoming season. Whoa!

I too am waiting to purchase a pair of the infamous ‘Beaded Massai Sandal’ or the ‘Zanzibar Linen Sandal’ to push through the streets of Chicago. Row A Seat 1 wishes you complete success and longevity in the fashion industry and beyond.

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IG: @aurorajames

IG: @brothervellies

www.brothervellies.com