The first Brother Vellies by Pyer Moss footwear collection will launch this Saturday, October 24th.
The men’s and women’s footwear collections, each designed in collaboration with Aurora James of Brother Vellies, are part of Pyer Moss Collection 3 which debuted during the brand’s iconic Kings Theater runway show. The Collection 3 apparel, released earlier this month, is the culmination of “American, Also.” a three-part series created to tell the often untold stories of Black peoples’ contributions to popular American culture.
Collection 3 celebrates Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Black woman who invented Rock ‘N’ Roll. Several of the Collection 3 pieces, including the Brother Vellies by Pyer Moss women’s boot, infuses artwork by recently exonerated artist Richard Phillips. The custom artwork commemorates Tharpe’s immeasurable contributions to music.
“I am proud of what my friend Aurora and I created,” said Kerby Jean-Raymond, founder and creative director of Pyer Moss. “Collection 3 was partly inspired by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and other Black women in music so honoring their contributions by collaborating with Brother Vellies felt like home.”