I love looking at pretty clothing, conceptually interesting designs and controversial fashion. I don’t believe in a lot of parameters when it comes to art and find it scintillating when art creates a conversation. I was happy to illustrate for Brother Vellies during the Met Gala and then to lend the illustrations to this NY Times Style piece on AOC’s controversial statement dress.
From Aurora, Brother Vellies founder/designer in the article:
“Listen, it would be a lot easier to go to the Met Gala and just wear a really beautiful dress and look really beautiful and have a good time. But that was not her intention, right? Her intention was to take a conversation that’s largely existing in working-class communities and bring it into rooms where that conversation might be a little bit more uncomfortable. It’s not easy to show up in a room like that, with a statement like that.
There’s a lot of people who gain access to rooms like that and are too afraid to rock the boat.”