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Author Rovine, Victoria,
Title African fashion, global style : histories, innovations, and ideas you can wear / Victoria L. Rovine.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2015]

Author Rovine, Victoria,
Series African Expressive Cultures
African expressive cultures.
Subject Fashion -- Africa.
Clothing and dress -- Africa.
Clothing and dress -- African influences.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 315 pages)
Summary African Fashion, Global Style provides a lively look at fashion, international networks of style, material culture, and the world of African aesthetic expression. Victoria L. Rovine introduces fashion designers whose work reflects African histories and cultures both conceptually and stylistically, and demonstrates that dress styles associated with indigenous cultures may have all the hallmarks of high fashion. Taking readers into the complexities of influence and inspiration manifested through fashion, this book highlights the visually appealing, widely accessible, and highly adaptable styles.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780253014139 (electronic bk.)
0253014131 (electronic bk.)
9780253014092 (pb ; alk. paper)
0253014093 (pb ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 893732351
Additional Format Print version: Rovine, Victoria. African fashion, global style. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2015 9780253014092 (DLC) 2014007374 (OCoLC)869527364

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