The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is going to be hosting the Africa Fashion exhibition from the 2nd of July until April 2023.
It will celebrate the innovation of a selection of fashion creatives from over 20 countries and will explore the impact of the fashion scene.
"Africa Fashion means the past, the future and the present at the same time. The joy of life and the joy of colour is completely different and very particular to the continent. It's a language of heritage, it's a language of DNA, it's a language of memories"
Artsi, Fashion Designer, Maison ArtC/ from V&A article about this new exhibition.
From iconic mid-20th century to contemporary, the exhibition will show an extensive display of garments, textiles, personal testimonies, photographs, sketches, film and catwalk footage.
It will feature garments from the archives of iconic mid-twentieth century African designers like Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi.
Alongside these are personal insights from influential contemporary African fashion creatives, including Imane Ayissi, IAMISIGO, Moshions, Thebe Magugu and Sindiso Khumalo, as well as highlights from fashion trends of the day, which are on display for the first time.
The exhibition is an opportunity not only to celebrate the African fashion culture but to know its origins, learn its history and understand the impact of the digital world in its development.
For the opening of the Africa Fashion exhibition, our lovely customer Stephanie Kirkness wore our Aretha Frills bodice dress made in Malawi.
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