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Selly Raby Kane: Surrealist Designer and Social Innovator

by Enrica Picarelli

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Selly Raby Kane is a renowned Senegalese fashion designer and artist involved in Africa’s booming art and design movement. Kane is an interesting case study to grasp fashion’s involvement in Africa’s current debate surrounding identity and empowerment through innovation. This article discusses Kane’s designs in light of her contribution not only to contemporary approaches to African fashion that emphasize individuality, but also to effecting change through fashion, examining the ways in which she mixes symbols, signs, and techniques of African and international cultures to inscribe Africa, and Senegal in particular, into the global fashionscape.

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Creator:

Enrica Picarelli

Linked to:

Fashion Studies

Year:

2019

Language:

English

Tagged:

Africa, Designers, Industry, Resistance, West Africa