“Project Runway” Season 9 champion Anya Ayoung-Chee has teamed up with cause-supporting retailer Able Made on an exclusive silk scarf design now available for purchase. An illustration by Singaporean artist Anwar Rafiee was the inspiration for the scarf, which combines the figures of Masai warriors with a poem celebrating the strength and beauty of the Masai people. “As soon as I saw the Masai warrior,” Ayoung-Chee said, “I knew I wanted to use it for one of my designs, because she exudes an energy and vibe that I love to show through my clothes.”
Purchasing the 100%-silk scarf helps to support the TallMan Foundation, which aims to provide access to the arts for those in under-served communities, especially young men who might otherwise have difficulty discovering their creative potential.
The scarf can be styled in multiple ways and would make a great addition to any spring wardrobe. You can pre-order yours at Able Made. The full text of the poem is below:
A Tale of a Warrior Masai
Journeyed from the land of Singapore
Joined arms with Trinidadian Pioneer
Bearing badges of Strength and Regal Beauty
Would now set foot upon paths untraveled
To defend a cause of honor and pride
Crafted by the hands of Anwar
Brought to Life by Anya
The beauty of this creation
Brings forth a Tall offering
For the innovation of Man.