[Thenublk] John & Hillary Levy of Clothing Label Tallawa: An exciting fusion of art & fashion
Gabstamatic | On 22, Oct 2012
Hi! We are John & Hillary, the designers of TALLAWA, a sportswear brand that is a marriage of art & fashion. We are married, we love art & fashion and one day combined our passions to make fun & colourful printed clothing for the creative spirit in everyone.
Favourite lyric from a song
To tie up my do right and tighten up my ‘fro
Wrapping myself in black and still I shine and glow
Ain’t that bad, ain’t that black and ain’t that fine
“Jelly Roll” by Nina Simone
We’re inspired by
Each other, the connectivity of the African diaspora, art, & all things tallawa (which means “tough & strong” in Jamaican patois).
John Coltrane, Stephen Burrows, Romare Bearden, Isabel & Ruben Toledo, Bob Marley, Barack & Michelle Obama
And if I have all prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries & knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:2