House of Aama Fuses Southern Spirituality With African Roots

House of Aama, designed by mother-daughter duo Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka, explores Southern Creole spirituality and African roots by tapping into the power innate within traditional African fabrics and southern dress. Henry, a former lawyer and trained seamstress, and Shabaka, a student at Parsons School for Design, launched House of Aama in 2015. The label prides itself on being solely made and manufactured in Los Angeles. Cools talks to Henry and Shabaka about the origins and influences of their most recent collection, ‘Bloodroot,’ and how sourcing and upcycling vintage shaped their designs.

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