One more of those stylin' Capitol Movement boys (this one is from Munich)
It's been really neat to see how everyone has interpreted our "all black all the time" uniform for travel during #freedomtour. Everyone has their own style, but the one consistent feature is a great leather jacket, which works for several climates and always looks pulled together, whether dressed up or down.
I love this vintage one from Etsy so much that I am hesitant to share, but I love you more, dear readers, and it is my gift to you.
Clockwise from right to left:
- Leggings are made in the USA from American Apparel.
- Earrings are handcrafted from locally sourced leather by marginalized women in Northern India. Proceeds from this collection go to fund literacy programs for the women artisans and their children in the community.
- T-shirt dress is made from modal, a sustainable fibre. The materials are biodegradable, free from chemicals, and on sale now!
- Jacket is vintage 70s era black leather, available on Etsy
- Three-quarters sleeve shirt is made of 100% recycled materials by Alternative Apparel
- Black and white patterned bag is made and dyed by community groups in Nepal, giving them a fair trade income
- Zipper bracelet made in Los Angeles from Reclaimed Brass & Fabric Cord
- Backpack is 100% recycled nylon, 100% vegan. I wish I bought this one for tour. It has a laptop pocket and everything.
- Vegan boots are and made in a factory which complies to eco standards in recycling and non-use of toxic chemicals, by Neuaura
Photography of Rachel is by Crishon Landers
A note on Capitol Movement: we are a non-profit dance company with a focus on making dance affordable and accessible to low-income youth in the DC area. Capitol Movement provides scholarship and outreach programming in partnership with DC Public Schools, while also maintaining both a pre-professional youth company and an adult company (some, like moi, are touring internationally right now!). Though you can't see us on tour, you CAN support our youth programming by coming to see Movement of the People, an AMAZING show put on by our under-18 company. There will be hip-hop, contemporary, jazz, tap...something for everyone, and extremely talented dancers.
Lastly, to everyone on the East Coast at home-- our thoughts are with you and your loved ones. I hope you have found high ground, power, and water. Here is one resource for emergency information that can still be used even if you have no power: http://blog.twitter.com/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-resources-on-twitter.html