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African Fashion, Global Style

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<P>African Fashion, Global Style provides a lively look at fashion, international networks of style, material culture, and the world of African aesthetic expression. Victoria L. Rovine introduces fashion designers whose work reflects African histories and cultures both conceptually and stylistically, and demonstrates that dress styles associated with indigenous cultures may have all the hallmarks of high fashion. Taking readers into the complexities of influence and inspiration manifested through fashion, this book highlights the visually appealing, widely accessible, and highly adaptable styles of African dress that flourish on the global fashion market.</P>
<P>Introduction: Fashion Matters <BR>1. Indigenous Fashion: Embroidery and Innovation in Mali <BR>2. Nubia in Paris: African Style in French Fashion <BR>3. Reinventing Local Forms: African Fashion, Indigenous Style <BR>4. Conceptual Fashion: Evocations of Africa <BR>5. Fashion Design in South Africa: Histories and Industries <BR>Conclusion: What Fashion Shows <BR>Notes<BR>Bibliography <BR>Index</P>

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Published 12 January 2015
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EAN13 9780253014139
Language English
Document size 3 MB

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