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A sharp object, perhaps a stone or coconut shell, is pressed and dragged across the flesh in patterns or designs leaving behind cuts, then some dark pigment such as charcoal or other acerbic plant juice is rubbed into the wound to make permanent blisters. The resulting scars become everlasting symbols of beauty. In our FW23 Collection, Designer Sara Howell translates this practice into wearable art with bold textures, rich colors, and daring silhouettes.
Learn more about how we pay homage to this ancient African tradition in our newest collection.
Courtesy of Eric Lafforgue Photography, 2023
"Finally. A brand that sees me and embraces all of the qualities that I love about myself as a woman of color. I can't wait to fill my closet with pAx."
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