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Author Rovine, Victoria, author

Title African fashion, global style : histories, innovations, and ideas you can wear / Victoria L. Rovine
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 315 pages)
Series African Expressive Cultures
African expressive cultures.
Contents Introduction : fashion matters -- Indigenous fashion : embroidery and innovation in Mali -- Nubia in Paris : African style in French fashion -- Reinventing local forms : African fashion, indigenous style -- Conceptual fashion : evocations of Africa -- Fashion design in South Africa : histories and industries -- Conclusion : what fashion shows
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clothing and dress -- African influences.
Clothing and dress -- Africa.
Fashion -- Africa.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0253014131 (electronic bk.)
9780253014139 (electronic bk.)