A compelling tale of ambition, hope and perseverance led Susan Hull Walker, an American, to connect with Afghan designer Zolaykha Sherzed. To support the workmanship of women back home in Kabul, Afghanistan, Zolaykha designed a wool coat upon which Kabul women intricately stitched the Farsi word for peace. Inspired by the detailed workmanship of the Kabul women and Zolaykha’s passion for supporting her country, Susan Hull Walker, founder of ibu (ibumovement.com), a collective of female artisans, worked with interior designer Charlotte Moss to market these exquisite coats and pashmina scarfs, all embellished with the peace motif. And now, they are launching the Charlotte Moss for ibu collection at a bespoke trunk show in New York City, which will offer these coats as well as the artisanal designs of women worldwide.
Through Sunday, October 15, ibu will host this inaugural trunk show at the Pierre Hotel where Indagare members and friends can shop the luxurious collection, which features the beautiful embroidered coats inspired by Zolaykha’s original design. Also on offer will be silky caftans in rich jewel tones, Peruvian horn jewelry, woven clutches and velvet Turkish slippers. The purchase of these gorgeous, handmade wares will support the work of women across the globe who aim to further their communities and create a dialogue to cultivate a more peaceful world.
The ibu boutique will be open Thursday, October 12- Sunday, October 15 from 11am-6pm at the Pierre Hotel (2 East 61st Street).