Contemporary reinterpretation of tribal Ornamentation (Adornment)
Inspired by costuming from tribal dancers and ceremonial garments.
Many wearers of NOMAD3176 garments and accessories comment feeling empowered and liberated by the bold timeless designs evocative of ancestral Traditions.
African American men since they were enslaved have rarely had opportunities to make bold individual fashion statements that reflect aspects of their ancestral heritage.
Many African American trends for instance, zoot suits are wonderful reinterpretations of European fashion. NOMAD3176
(Da’Mon Butler’s) fashion reinterprets African traditional Garments and Ornamentation with Modern Fabrics and unusual and unexpected materials.
The men selected to Model for us volunteered and were chosen for their willingness to be vulnerable and willingness to allow themselves to be exposed and part of a larger narrative.
The story of the series reflects a narration of being stripped of everything and to embrace the celebration of reincorporation of being able to explore color and ornamentation on the Male Form.