Contemporary African fashion

Heather Marie Akou, Elisabeth L. Cameron, Janet Goldner, Didier Gondola, Suzanne Gott, Joanna Grabski, Rebecca L. Green, Karen Tranberg Hansen, Kristyne Loughran, Hudita Nura Mustafa, Leslie W. Rabine, Elisha P. Renne, Victoria L. Rovine

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African fashion is as diverse and dynamic as the continent and the people who live there. While experts have long recognized the importance of clothing as a marker of ethnic identity, life stages, political affiliation, and social class, they have only just begun to discover African fashion. Contemporary African Fashion puts Africa at the intersection of world cultures and globalized identities, displaying the powerful creative force and impact of newly emerging styles. Richly illustrated with color photographs, this book showcases haute couture for the African continent. The visual impact of fashion created and worn today in Africa comes to life here, beautifully and brilliantly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages228
ISBN (Print)9780253222565
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Social Sciences(all)


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