Afrofuturism draws on Black history, mythology, and science fiction to liberate and imagine possible futures for people of the African diaspora. As this week’s readings explain, Afrofuturism offers opportunities to explore design solutions that are empathic, inclusive, and impactful, especially with relation to human experiences. More importantly, Afrofuturism provides a strategy with which to decolonize global fashion, both historical and contemporary, through its archives, discourses, representations, and narratives.

Model on runway in Look 12 from Loza Maléombho’s (@lozamaleombho) Autumn/Winter runway show in April, 2019

Look 12 from Loza Maléombho’s Autumn/Winter runway show in April, 2019.