African-print fashion now! : A story of taste, globalization, and style / Suzanne Gott, Kristyne S. Loughran, Betsy D. Quick, Leslie W. Rabine, editors ; with essays and contributions by Kathleen Bickford Berzock, Boatema Boateng, M. Amah Edoh, Helen Elands, Suzanne Gott, Anne Grosfilley, Karen Tranberg Hansen, Helen Jennings, Sandra Klopper, Kristyne S. Loughran, Stephan F. Miescher, Hansi Momodu-Gordon, John Picton, Betsy D. Quick, Leslie W. Rabine, Elisha P. Renne, Victoria L. Rovine, Ken Aøcha Sy, Nina Sylvanus.

Los Angeles : Fowler Museum at UCLA, [2017]
302 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm.


Issuing body
  • Exhibition catalogs
  • History
Exhibition catalog of a traveling exhibition of the same name.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-293) and index.
Foreword / Marla C. Berns -- Acknowledgments / Suzanne Gott, Kristyne S. Loughran, Betsy D. Quick, and Leslie W. Rabine -- Notes on fashioning art across Africa / John Picton -- Introducing African-print fashion / Suzanne Gott and Kristyne S. Loughran -- Part I. African-print cloth: origins and transformations -- Dutch wax classics: the designs introduced by Ebenezer Brown Fleming circa 1890-1912 and their legacy / Helen Elands -- Interleaf A. Design at Vlisco / M. Amah Edoh -- Interleaf B. Designing for wax prints at ABC / Helen Elands -- African prints/African ownership: on naming, values, and classics / Kathleen Bickford Berzock -- Interleaf C. African prints made in Europe / Betsy D. Quick -- "Bringing fabrics to life": Akosombo Textiles Limited of Ghana / Stephan F. Miescher -- Interleaf D. African prints made in Africa / Suzanne Gott -- Interleaf E. African-prints in Abidjan: a success story / Anne Grosfilley -- Real/Fake: brands, labels, and China in West Africa / Nina Sylvanus -- Interleaf F. African prints made in Asia: China, India, and Pakistan / Leslie W. Rabine -- Part II. Fashioning identities, expanding styles -- Portraits in print / Leslie W. Rabine -- "Life" dressing in Kumasi: African-print style in "popular" fashion / Suzanne Gott -- Interleaf G. Nsaasaawa: Ghanaian patchwork from the kitchen to the catwalk / Boatema Boateng -- Interleaf H. From grandmother's dress to the fashion runway: Chitenge styles in Zambia / Karen Tranberg Hansen -- Ankara fashions in Nigeria / Elisha P. Renne -- Interleaf I. Shopping in Abidjan with Saundra Lang / Leslie W. Rabine -- Voices on the runway: African prints and African fashion designers / Kristyne S. Loughran -- Interleaf J. Claire Kane Guaranteed Wax Collection and the photography of Omar Victor Diop / Ken Aïcha Sy -- Part III. New directions -- Vlisco; rebranding into fashion / Suzanne Gott and Kristyne S. Loughran -- Interleaf K. Re-dressing the past: Vlisco's entry into post-apartheid South Africa / Sandra Klopper -- Designing futures: virtual communities and fashion weeks push African-print fashion forward / Helen Jennings -- Interleaf L. The eternal return of fashion: Angelina, the Dashiki, and twenty-first-century African fashion / Leslie W. Rabine -- From colonialism to hip-hop style: African-print fashion in Senegal / Leslie W. Rabine -- In the making: African-print fashion and contemporary art / Hansi Momodu-Gordon -- Afterword: cloth, dress, and drama / Victoria L. Rovine.
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