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Fashion Africa

A Visual Overview of Contemporary African Fashion

Jacqueline Shaw Chris Spring

9781909762008
320 pages
Jacaranda Books Art Music
Overview
Fashion Africa is a visual overview of contemporary African fashion, compiled with an ethical perspective. This guide is the first of its kind to bring together designers, design companies, ethical manufacturers and more, all with an African connection. In the book, the author works tirelessly to promote Africa as a place not just for sourcing materials, but with the potential to be a vital epicenter of trade within the global marketplace. A comprehensive guide to the designers, materials, and sustainable practices available on continental Africa, Fashion Africa provides an excellent resource in conjunction for the very vibrant growing industry already in existence. Featured designers include: Adele Dejak, Chichia London, Christie Brown, Edun, Gloria Wavamunno, Marianne Fassler, MADE, Maxhosa, NOIR Clothing, Ohema Ohene, Oliberté, Sawa Shoes, and Suno NY.
Author Bio
Jacqueline Shaw is the Founding Director of social enterprise Africa Fashion Guide (AFG) and a professional fashion designer by trade. She has worked for fashion companies PUMA, Russell Athletic, Ocean Pacific, Fila, Chilli Pepper, C&A in Germany, Kingsheen in Turkey and Babylon Princesse in China. Jacqueline holds a Ba (Hons) degree in Fashion from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and a Masters Degree in Ethical Fashion. As a public speaker Jacqueline has presented at FIT in New York, WOW Festival and Africa Utopia at London Southbank, House of Lords, SOAS, Ghana Fashion Week, Africa Fashion Week Toronto and more. As an eco-entrepreneur, Jacqueline possesses a large interest in Africa’s fashion and textile industry, ethical fashion, sustainability and even more for international development through trade.