Authentic Hybrids in African Fashion

Weaver, A. M.
April 2012
Surface Design Journal;Spring2012, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p20
Trade Publication
The article explores how African clothing and dress has inspired high-fashion. Particular focus is given to how traditional African aesthetics are being used in contemporary clothing design including unique textures, patterns and loose construction. Several designers are explored including Lagos, Nigeria-based Bayo Adegbe, Duro Olowo and Paris, France-based Bisrat Negassi.


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