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Africa Fashion at the V&A

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Time 09:00
Date 02/07/22
Price £16
  • Produced by V&A
  • Price £16 (fees may apply) | Free for members
  • Get ready for the UK’s most extensive exhibition on African fashion.
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Spanning iconic mid-20th century to contemporary creatives through photographs, textiles, music & the visual arts, witness the irresistible creativity & global impact of contemporary African fashion.

Saturday 02 July 2022 - Friday 03 February 2023.

The creativity, ingenuity and unstoppable global impact of contemporary African fashions are celebrated in an extensive display of garments, textiles, personal testimonies, photographs, sketches, film and catwalk footage in this exhibition. Many of the garments on show hail from the archives of iconic mid-twentieth century African designers – 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.

Foregrounding individual African voices and perspectives, the exhibition presents African fashions as a self-defining art form that reveals the richness and diversity of African histories and cultures. Africa Fashion celebrates the vitality and innovation of a selection of fashion creatives from over 20 countries, exploring the work of the vanguard in the twentieth century and the creatives at the heart of this eclectic and cosmopolitan scene today.

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