The UK’s first major contemporary African fashion exhibition will open at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery in April 2016.

Marianne FasslerWith the recent focus of African inspired fashion surging throughout the globe, the exhibition reaches the source of it. Fashion Cities Africa centres on everything from high fashion to street style based in Casablanca in Morocco, Lagos in Nigeria, Nairobi in Kenya and Johannesburg in South Africa.

imageAfrican fashion expert, Helen Mears had this to say about the exhibition:

Each of the cities featured has its own fashion scene: in some cases emergent, in others more established. Some African designers are now major players in international fashion, while others are experimenting creatively in the interface between global fashion and local identities.

The exhibition aims to provide a snapshot of fashion practices in four specific cities and an introduction to some of the stories behind the style, whether it’s the widespread practice of tailoring or the impact of the huge market for second-hand European clothes.

Will you be catching this exhibition? I know I can’t wait to see it.

For more information on the exhibition, travel and booking have a look at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery.


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