Sewn from the Soul - Street Etiquette Tribute to Black History Month 2010
Well folks, today is the last day of February. And with the last day of February comes the last day of Black History Month. I’m not even sure how I managed to re-stumble upon Street Etiquette’s Sewn from the Soul editorial that they did last year, but I did. And seeing the video once again brought back a flood of memories.
It was around this time last year that I first learned of Street Etiquette. In fact, Sewn from the Soul was one of the first posts I ever saw from them. It’s been amazing to watch their growth in the last twelve months. Even back then, when I first learned of them, I realized that they were truly on the verge of becoming something extraordinary. Truth be told, they’re still in the process of blowing up. That’s crazy to think about, because they’re already so big. But I digress. On to the editorial itself.
Sewn from the Soul is one the most intelligent, most creative tributes to black culture that I’ve ever seen. Even twelve months later, it’s worth noting; it was that impressive. The essential premise is the meshing of black style and black history: paying tribute to notable African American figures that were sartorially minded, while making an impact on black culture.
the cast of sewn from the soul
Beginning with a captivating poem by Brooklyn wordsmith Joe-Kenneth Museau, the editorial proceeds to shed light on historical figures like Cornel West, Huey P. Newton, Miles Davis, and several others.
james field pays homage to cornel west
joe-kenneth museau honors nat “king” cole
Ultimately Sewn from the Soul reveals how large of a role style plays in any culture, especially black culture. It’s a look back at our past, with a progressive step towards the future.
Happy Black History Month guys.