African Fashion, Global Style

African Fashion, Global Style

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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.Using caftans (qeftan) and Moroccan styles of embroidery and iconography, designers including Karrim Tassi and ... and returning from a long sojourn in the now-former colonial metropole, Thomas-Fahm sought to make fashion that reflectedanbsp;...

Title:African Fashion, Global Style
Author:Victoria L. Rovine
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2015-01-12


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