Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design

by Beatrace Angut Oola

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August 24 – December 1, 2019

A new generation of African fashion designers are rethinking contemporary “African fashion”. An empowered self-image and a home-grown aesthetic is being presented – challenging and side-stepping (neo)colonial thought patterns and beauty norms. Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion x Hair x Design focuses on two African fashion hubs: Dakar in the West and Kampala in the East. Having started in Berlin November 2018, and with two further project stations in Dakar and Kampala completed, the project returns to Berlin’s Kunstgewerbemuseum. The designers and artists invited to participate were given carte blanche to transform their visions of African fashion and hair into installations

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