Africa: The Fashion Continent

ISBN: 9782081513419 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2022 Autor: Emmanuelle Courreges Editură: Flammarion Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 240 Stoc: La comandă

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From the runway in Lagos and the Afropunk festival in Johannesburg, to the “image makers” of Marrakech and the influencers of Dakar or Accra, a new generation of African fashion designers, photographers, bloggers, and artists are redefining the aesthetic contours of the continent.

Audacious, humorous, disruptive, and innovative are the bywords of these young creatives who, while drawing upon and revalorizing their heritage, offer an ultra-contemporary new perspective. The revolutionary designers―from Senegal to Nigeria to South Africa―are reinventing their textile and historical traditions: bazin fabrics blend with plastics, stretch gives body to woven cloth, mesh beading inspires knitwear designs, and the traditional adire print―championed by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Michelle Obama―embellishes silk dresses and pencil skirts. Body-artists transform their face or hair into an ambulant social manifesto, and photographers―using clothing and accessories―shed new light onto questions of identity, gender, and color.

This volume celebrates a creative, effervescent generation, which―by breaking the rules and rewriting the narrative of the African continent―is inventing a new and resolutely African chapter in the history of fashion that is now resonating across the globe.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Emmanuelle Courreges
Data Publicarii
2022
Editura
Flammarion
Inaltime
31
Latime
24
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
240
Greutate
1920
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