Category Archives: Fashion

afripedia

Afripedia: Africa’s contemporary culture scene

Our friends at Stocktown recently launched a brand new project that we are ecstatic about. Roving throughout the continent this series hopes to captures Africa's full range of cultural and artistic scenes. Afripedia is an on-going documentary-project covering Africa’s contemporary culture scene. It covers the most significant and prominent creators in the cultural sphere, celebrating … Continue Reading ››
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The Untold Renaissance: Textiles, Art and Reimagining the Past

The Untold Renaissance. This collection pays homage to 18th century textiles and tapestries while exploring the absence of persons of color in Medieval and Renaissance-era European art. Borrowing from the sampling method employed in hip hop culture, each reinvented piece tells an original narrative from the perspective of Africans who have been placed in an … Continue Reading ››
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We The People of the Diaspora-Black Culture Exploration

We the People of the Diaspora-Black Culture Exploration is a fashion illustration series by Jamilla Okubo. Okubo is a textile design artist influenced from her Kenyan and Trinidadian culture. Okubo is heavily influenced by African fabrics that are seen in her artwork.
Just like quilts, I feel like I can use textiles (designing patterns) to tell stories … Continue Reading ››
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Ghosts: Art Project on the African Arms Trade

A few weeks ago we heard about Ghosts an art project by South African filmmaker Ralph Ziman. Our friends at 10and5 interviewed Ziman and found out the motivation behind the project as well as the creative process.
While spending time in Johannesburg I was, like everyone else, horrified by the crime and the proliferation of … Continue Reading ››