Aurora James is one the most exciting new accessories designers on the international fashion scene. She’s got an understated cool about her that she’s managed to translate into Brother Vellies, a top luxury brand with a global mission to do good—specifically, good for the people of Africa, where her shoes are handmade by artisans in workshops spanning the continent, from South Africa to Morocco. James pays the craftspeople their worth and spotlights the Diaspora’s contribution to fashion on the world stage, where swagger and style are the universal language.
Veronica Webb loves Detroit, speaks French, is addicted to French fries, French fashion, runs an 8 minute mile and can never find her keys. www.webbonthefly.com