A model is fitted for shoes before the Brother Vellies spring 2016 collection is presented during Fashion Week, in New York. Photos: AP

The designer who's morphing African footwear into high fashion

Kanye West was there to see Brother Vellies, a line of shoes based on traditional African styles, make its debut at New York Fashion Week. Founder Aurora James tells Robin Givhan how and why she got started

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A model is fitted for shoes before the Brother Vellies spring 2016 collection is presented during Fashion Week, in New York. Photos: AP
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