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26 September 2011 ~ 5 COMMENTS

Fashioning Africa exotic, colonial and tribal

00130m Fashioning Africa exotic, colonial and tribalCross-posted from Huffington Post

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African style is very much in vogue. Numerous runways in both New York and London fashion weeks could as well be called African fashion week. There were African influenced textiles such as the Malian Bogolan, also known as tribal in Donna Karan-review-speak. Proenza Schouler also gave a preview of their take on ‘modern tribal’, a key trend next year. African-inspired headwraps crowned the runways, however, this sophisticated African accessory was more likely to go down as the colonial look. Of course, prints inspired by the big five (Kors, Kors, Kors, Kors and Kors) were present too. Not to mention Burberry’s ankara revival.

The only thing that was painfully absent on this African fashion savannah was, well, Africans themselves.

 

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