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Njideka Akunyili Crosby debuts her First Solo Exhibition in the UK

Art Culture October 5, 2016 1 Comments

This week for me has been filled with amazing art exhibitions and exciting cultural expeiences.On tuesday, I attended the opening of Njideka Akunyili Crosby first solo exhibition in the UK at Victoria Miro. The collection is incredible and Njideka Akunyili Crosby is definitely a rising star that truly captures an authentic experience. She draws on images of Nigerian popular culture, which…

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Is Africa Ready for Vogue Africa?

Culture July 18, 2016 8 Comments

Does Africa even need a Vogue issue?

For a while now, I have wondered if and when any African countries would get their own Vogue edition. I had the opportunity to pitch the idea of a Vogue Africa to the President of Condé Nast International and it was a very interesting conversation. I have read and collected different issues of Vogue since I was 13 and I feel like it is time for a more diverse Vogue Issue. Africa is rich with culture and the fashion industry around the continent is booming so when are we getting our own Vogue issue?

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When Art Meets Fashion: Dior & Rene Gruau

Art Culture Style June 21, 2016 1 Comments

Fashion, in its purest form, is wearable art

 
The collaboration between art and fashion is not a new phenomenon. Over the last century artists; many designers have drawn inspiration from artists and art movements to create collections that made art more widely available to the masses. This connection is sometimes missed but the connection between art and fashion is something not to be ignored. Fashion, as Poiret considered it, is a form of artistic expression and over time, artists and art movements have proved to be a prevalent source of inspiration for designers. The relationship between art and fashion has overlapped and intermingled since the first half of the 20th century and it appears to be intensifying. Artists use paintings and artwork as reflections of cultural and economic changes, in the same way designers use clothing styles to do the same. Furthermore, artists and art movements as a source of inspiration has been a constant feature in the fashion industry, dating back to Elsa Schiaparelli and her collaboration with Salvador Dali, the Piet Mondrian inspired YSL collection and even brands such as Prada using street art as a source of inspiration for their SS14 collection.

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Fashion Cities Africa Exhibition

Culture Style May 15, 2016 0 Comments

Brighton is one of those place that has been on my list to visit for some time now but I never had the chance, till now. Brighton Museum is hosting the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion. Fashion Cities Africa is a truly unique experience and the exhibition explores fashion and style in four cities at the compass points…

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