Brother Vellies is on the industry’s radar with a dynamic shoe collection for spring with tribal roots. Founder Aurora James is one of the CFDA Fashion Fund finalist, an opportunity which has catapulted her collection to the world stage. The collection is based on authentic African footwear with a high end designer eye. The collection is hand made in several African countries, supplying jobs to the people – fashion with a purpose.

Feather, leather, and fur trim designs make up practical styles that have come to market during a time when fur is bursting in popularity. James brings a distinctive eye to styles that have been offered by numerous labels like the gladiator sandal. Brother Vellies’ beaded sandal, made in Kenya, features a buckle fastening at the knee and substantial lacing for a secure fit. Or the fawn clog trimmed with avis deer made in Morrocco.

The quality is an undeniable distinction from other collections. Brother Vellies  is on the top of our spring must-have list. Preview the collection below.