Event: Creating African Fashion Histories conference, 2 November 2016, Brighton

Creating African Fashion Histories

A one-day conference hosted by Royal Pavilion & Museums with the Sussex Africa Centre / University of Sussex and the University of Brighton

Old Courthouse lecture theatre, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Wednesday 2 November 2016

Kente cloth from Ghana Kente cloth from Ghana

Coinciding with the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion, Fashion Cities Africa, this conference will explore the possibilities and limitations of dress and fashion history to discuss current and past narratives in African fashion.

Panels will focus on the construction of African fashion histories; the role of African diasporas in the translation of African fashions; new directions in collecting and curating African fashion and the evolution of new platforms for the dissemination of African fashion.

Brighton and Hove, Art Gallery, Museum, fashion Cities Africa, exhibition, Brighton,  2016 Brighton and Hove, Art Gallery, Museum, fashion Cities Africa, exhibition, Brighton, 2016

Speakers include Hannah Pool (author, Fashion Cities Africa, curator of Africa Utopia), Helen Jennings

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