African Fashion, Global Style African Fashion, Global Style

African Fashion, Global Style African Fashion, Global Style : Histories, Innovations, and Ideas You Can Wear Histories, Innovations, and Ideas You Can Wear

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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.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 328 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253014131
  • 9780253014139

About Victoria L Rovine

Victoria L. Rovine is Associate Professor of Art History and African Studies at the University of Florida. She is author of Bogolan: Shaping Culture through Cloth in Contemporary Mali (IUP, 2008).show more

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"This book could be revolutionary. Victoria L. Rovine has provided a map of the African fashion terrain with sustained case studies that provide compelling evidence of the history resourcefulness, and personal creativity behind African fashion." Heather Marie Akou, Indiana University Bloomington--Heather Marie Akou, Indiana University Bloomington"show more