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Fashion Cities Africa

by Hannah Pool Intellect Books
Pub Date:
04/2016
ISBN:
9781783206117
Format:
Pbk 196 pages
Price:
AU$62.00 NZ$63.48
Product Status: Available in Approx 14 days
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In a searing 2012 Guardian op-ed, Hannah Azieb Pool took Western fashion designers to task for their so-called African-inspired clothing. "Dear Fashion," she wrote, "Africa is a continent, not a country. Can you imagine anyone describing a fashion trend as 'European-inspired?' Of course not. It's meaningless." Now, with Fashion Cities Africa, Pool aims to correct the misconceptions about African fashion, providing key context for contemporary African fashion scenes and capturing the depth and breadth of truly African fashion.


 


Tied to the Fashion Cities Africa exhibition at the Brighton Museum, the book gives much needed attention to four key African fashion scenes: Nairobi, Lagos, Casablanca, and Johannesburg—one from each region of the continent. Filled with interviews of leading African fashion designers, stylists, and commentators, alongside hundreds of exclusive street-style images, Fashion Cities Africa is a landmark book that should be celebrated in fashion houses the world over.

Acknowledgements
Foreword
Introduction
Nairobi
Casablanca
Lagos
Johannesburg
Exhibition/Afterword
Contributors 

Hannah Azieb Pool is an Eritrean-born journalist, author, and commentator who has written for the Guardian, Times, Vogue, and many others. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio and the author of the memoir My Fathers’ Daughter.