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African fashion, global style : histories, innovations, and ideas you can wear

Author: Victoria Rovine
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2015.
Series: African expressive cultures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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."--Book flap.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Rovine
ISBN: 9780253014092 0253014093
OCLC Number: 869527364
Description: 315 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
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.
Series Title: African expressive cultures.
Responsibility: Victoria L. Rovine.

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A blast of fresh air for the discipline, Rovine's book is a game changer. Her work on how African fashion tells stories will be sure to inspire debate and further research. * African Arts * Having Read more...

 
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