Los Angeles based fashion studio RCSLA are increasingly well known for their fusion of traditional and modern influences to produce pieces and collections that are unique while still resonating in a deep, powerful way. In exciting news the brand recently took the opportunity to visit the land of RCSLA head designer Moustapha Ndiaye's roots Senegal. A full photo and video shoot took place both in Dakar and in the remarkable car-free island Goree, off of Dakar's coast. Goree is a Unesco world heritage site known for its role in the 15th to the 19th century Atlantic slave trade. The photo shoot and new video have been released for Black History Month, which RCSLA strongly endorse and supports.
Ndiaye is a devoted traveler in addition to his passion for fashion and design. So far this love has taken him to over 20 countries, with most bringing in inspirational ideas that have helped enhance both his life and work.
"This trip to Senegal was a very powerful experience," commented Ndiaye. "As a Senegalese American, Senegal is important to me and influences my work. But to also spend time on Goree and to think about what many of our ancestors went through in the slave trade is a moving experience. Senegal is my heritage and my source of inspiration."