Contemporary African fashion / edited by Suzanne Gott and Kristyne Loughran ; foreword by Joanne B. Eicher

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Subjects: Fashion--Africa
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Formats: Electronic Resource, Remote
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2010. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2012)
Series: UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
African expressive cultures
African expressive cultures
UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
LC Classification: T, TT
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 228 p. :) ill. (chiefly col.) ;
Additional Authors: Loughran, Kristyne
Gott, Edith Suzanne
Project Muse
Notes: Invalid LCCN: 2010008141
ISBN: 9780253001405
ISBN: 0253001404
ISBN: 9780253222565
ISBN: 0253222567
Includes bibliographical references
Contents: The Ghanaian kaba: fashion that sustains culture / Suzanne Gott -- The visual city: tailors, creativity, and urban life in Dakar, Senegal / Joanna Grabski -- Secondhand clothing and fashion in Africa / Karen Tranberg Hansen -- Fashion, not weather: a rural primer of style / Elisabeth L. Cameron -- Contemporary wedding fashions in Lagos, Nigeria / Elisha P. Renne -- African fashion: design, identity, and history / Victoria L. Rovine -- Using the past to sculpt the costume of the future: an interview with Kandioura Coulibaly / Janet Goldner -- Interesting creativities: Oumou Sy's costumes in the Dakar landscape / Hudita Nura Mustafa -- From cemetery to runway: dress and identity in highland Madagascar / Rebecca L. Green -- La sape exposed! High fashion among lower-class Congolese youth: from colonial modernity to global cosmopolitanism / Didier Gondola -- Have cloth---will travel / Kristyne Loughran -- Dressing Somali (some assembly required) / Heather Marie Akou -- Translating African textiles into U.S. fashion design: Brenda Winstead and Damali Afrikan Wear / Leslie W. Rabine
Summary: African fashion is as diverse and dynamic as the continent and the people who live there. This book puts Africa at the intersection of world cultures and globalized identities, displaying the powerful creative force and impact of newly emerging styles. Richly illustrated with color photographs, this book showcases haute couture for the African continent.--[book cover]
Description based on print version record
OCLC Number: 5
ISBN/ISSN: 9780253001405
0253001404
9780253222565
0253222567