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Transnational movements of people, cultural objects, images and identities have played a vital role in creating an informal global network for African fashion - from clothing designers and tailors to dyers and jewellery makers. This book traces the changing meanings, aesthetics and histories of the thriving informal African fashion network through its multicultural cross-roads of Los Angeles, Kenya and Senegal.

In African communities, designers compete with each other to survive and often travel long distances in search of new markets. Such competition and bridging of cultures fuels creativity and innovation. From adapting western fashion magazines to combining 'ethnic' designs with dramatic new colours and techniques, artisans weave a variety of borrowed influences into their traditional practices. Rabine explores the interrelationship and tensions that exist between these popular and mass cultures, including the ways that global circulation threatens to destroy artisanal skills. With its unique insights into the operation and ethics of these global networks, this book offers a timely contribution to contemporary studies of fashion, transnationalism and globalization.

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Transnational movements of people, cultural objects, images and identities have played a vital role in creating an informal global network for African fashion. This book traces the changing meanings, aesthetics and histories of the thriving informal African fashion network.

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Includes bibliographical reference (p. 197-208) and index.

About the Author

Leslie W. Rabine is at the University of California at Davis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859735985
Author:
Rabine, Leslie W.
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
General
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Clothing trade
Subject:
Customs & Traditions
Subject:
Design - Textile & Costume
Subject:
Customs
Subject:
Traditions
Subject:
Reference - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dress, body, culture,
Series Volume:
GTR-520.
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.519 in

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Product details 224 pages Berg Publishers - English 9781859735985 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Transnational movements of people, cultural objects, images and identities have played a vital role in creating an informal global network for African fashion. This book traces the changing meanings, aesthetics and histories of the thriving informal African fashion network.
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