RANDOLPH X THE BROOKLYN CIRCUS
Randolph and The Brooklyn Circus have created a capsule collection that shares the history of five Haitian pilots who served in the United States military during World War II as a part of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Real Style, Real Stories: Randolph & BKC's Capsule Collection
In observance of Veterans Day, Randolph and The Brooklyn Circus (BKC) have joined forces to drop the Limited-Edition P-51 capsule. An exclusive collection that pays a tribute to the bravery, perseverance, and unity of the black Aviator Squadron, the Tuskegee Airmen, specifically the 5 Haitian Tuskegee airmen who left the comfort of their home to join the fight.
In 1942, at the request of the United States Air Corps, Haitian President Elie Lescot implemented an aviation corps to patrol the Caribbean Sea in defense of German U-boats. The success of this program and the need for further military support led to the recruitment of Haitian pilots to support the United States in their war effort.
total of six pilots, five of which saw battle, left their island nation home to train for war in the segregated south. Their education was navigated within the regiments of the Tuskegee Airmen in Alabama. The segregated military unit consisted of pilots, nurses, cooks, mechanics etc., all who served under the immense weight of a system built on discrimination
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Preserving History, Protecting Legacies
In partnership with The Brooklyn Circus Founder and Creative Director, Ouigi Theodore, the Limited-Edition Capsule Collection shares the un-told story of five Haitian pilots who served in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII. The preservation of these powerful stories contributes to Ouigi’s 100-Year Plan to preserve history and protect the legacy of the brave heroes of the past.
We’ve said our piece, we’ll let Brooklyn Circus’s Founder + Creative Director, Ouigi Theodore say his.
Beyond Style: A Salute to Heroes
Beyond the fabric and thread, this collection weaves a deeper narrative. It’s a salute to those brave black souls, who donned their uniforms, and fought and safeguarded our rights and freedoms. Before they themselves were truly free.
So, with that said, we hope, that through the crafting and wearing of these offerings, we honor those brave heroes, who broke down barriers, and who took to the skies in the aim of protecting our global village.