We are happy to share that our fellowâ€™s Lakin Ogunbanowo works can be seen in Africa Fashion exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.
The show, which originated last summer at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, has been adapted for the Brooklyn Museum by Ernestine White-Mifetu, Sills Foundation curator of African Art, and Annissa Malvoisin, Bard Graduate Center/Brooklyn Museum postdoctoral fellow in the Arts of Africa.Â
As much of Africa won independence in the mid-twentieth century, a wave of liberated creative expression swept across the continentâ€”and its evolution hasnâ€™t stopped since. Showcasing a dazzling array of garments alongside music, visual art, and much more,Â Africa FashionÂ celebrates the ingenuity and global impact of African fashions from the 1950s to today. Works by iconic designers and artists illuminate fashionâ€™s pivotal role in Africaâ€™s cultural renaissance, which laid the foundation for an ongoing fashion revolution.
You can visit the exhibition until 22 October.
Photo: Photo by Lakin Ogunbanwo, image courtesy of Nataal