Monday, September 1, 2008

Africa Is In Style

I recently picked this book up. I was immediately drawn to the title because I have always felt Africa is in vogue. There was something about the cover that really turned me on. Sheanan and I love to take our inspiration from traditional adornment concepts and I thought this coffee table book would be perfect inspiration. I must say I was a bit let down. The content is brief and doesn't quite focus on the continent as a whole. Heavy focus is placed primarily on West Africa. Although the work doesn't stand up to my expectations, I do congratulate the goal of cataloguing the ways that African designers are shaping a new aesthetic for the fashion world.

Check it!

To adornment,

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