African Fashion, Global Style: Histories, Innovations, And Ideas You Can Wear by Victoria L. RovineAfrican Fashion, Global Style: Histories, Innovations, And Ideas You Can Wear by Victoria L. Rovine

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

byVictoria L. Rovine

Paperback | January 12, 2015

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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.

Victoria L. Rovine is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is author of Bogolan: Shaping Culture through Cloth in Contemporary Mali (IUP, 2008).
Title:African Fashion, Global Style: Histories, Innovations, And Ideas You Can WearFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 10 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:January 12, 2015Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253014093

ISBN - 13:9780253014092

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Fashion Matters
1. Indigenous Fashion: Embroidery and Innovation in Mali
2. Nubia in Paris: African Style in French Fashion
3. Reinventing Local Forms: African Fashion, Indigenous Style
4. Conceptual Fashion: Evocations of Africa
5. Fashion Design in South Africa: Histories and Industries
Conclusion: What Fashion Shows
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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"[A] meticulously researched, richly illustrated, and very readable book about African fashion design and designers, and the global circulation of style... "African Fashon, Global Style" is a timely addition to an emergent body of critical fashion scholarship that works to decenter the canon of Western fashion by deprovincializing the African continent as a fashion-producing region." -AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW