Brighton Museum and Art Gallery will play host to the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion. Entitled Fashion Cities Africa, the exhibition will showcase fashion – from street wear to couture – sourced from four dynamic African cities: Casablanca, Nairobi, Lagos and Johannesburg. Launching in April, Fashion Cities Africa will focus on the unique sartorial vibe of each city as well as the individual style choices of the major fashion players within each region, from stylists to bloggers, photographers and designers. Helen Mears, co-curator of the exhibition says: “There’s been a surge of interest in contemporary African art and design in Europe and the US in recent years, but this is the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion. We want to reveal the diversity that exists across the continent – and within single cities – and show that wax print is only part of African fashion.”
In addition to apparel, visitors will also get a chance to view images and watch films, and there will also be a reconstructed tailor’s workshop designed to evoke the spirit of creativity and dynamism of the cities.
Fashion Cities Africa will run from April 30th to January 8th 2017. Click here for further details