For spring 2017, offerings were inspired by women of color. The collection includes a pair of Reebok Princess sneakers plus five apparel pieces emblazoned with a silhouette of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.
In speaking on the collection, Ehsani wrote:
“This particular collection is dedicated to women of color. Drawing from iconic imagery of the past while honoring the present, I am reminded of the legacy of beauty, power, intelligence, resilience and vision that has always existed. We stand on the shoulders of greats who have come before us, while honoring those present among us who have literally created movements in their respective mediums. The effects of which will affect generations to come.
“Reminders that change rarely comes from the top down. (Unless Nefertiti is the ruler.) Rather change usually occurs from the ground up. Because, lest we forget, the power of the people is greater than the people in power. We are here. Are you awake yet? We’re going to change the world.”
The spring drop will be available exclusively on melodyehsani.com on Friday, May 19, 2017.