la voz flamenca
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by Anna Hart
A yearly religious procession to the countryside of Huelva, the Romería (Pilgrimage) de El Rocío is attended by hundreds of thousands of people from across Spain, some even arriving by horseback on foot. This article transports you to the sights and sounds of the lively Andalusian tradition:
“The faint tinkle of cowbells, the clap of horses’ hooves, creaking caravan wheels, the strains of flamenco guitar, voices singing in unison…”
The global fashion brand teamed up with famous Spanish actress Rossy de Palma to design its latest collection “Flamencaba” (caba=handbag), fully inspired by flamenco costuming and Andalusia’s rich culture of craftsmanship. Items in the collection range from ornate boots inspired by the tacones traditionally worn by men to high heels with tassels reminiscent of the mantones (shawls) donned by bailaoras, but the standout piece is a purse embroidered in with the image of two dancers in action, one in a long bata de cola that blooms across from the purse’s exterior (seen above.)