Africa Fashion

Africa FashionAfrica Fashion

Friday 31st May 2024 - Sunday 6th October 2024
Level 3 - NGV International
Official Tickets: ngv.vic.gov.au

A landmark exhibition Africa Fashion celebrates the creativity ingenuity and global impact of contemporary African fashions from the mid-twentieth century to the present day. 

Featuring over 200 works - spanning fashion textiles adornment photography music and film - the exhibition illuminates a thriving fashion scene as dynamic and varied as the continent itself.

Developed by the Victoria and Albert Museum London and presented in Melbourne in partnership with the NGV Africa Fashion is the largest exhibition of fashions from this region in an Australian art institution to date.

More than 50 designers and artists from 20 African countries are represented from the vanguards who first gained worldwide attention such as Kofi Ansah Chris Seydou and Shade Thomas-Fahm - to the newest generation of cutting-edge creatives including Thebe Magugu Imane Ayissi IAMISIGO and Lisa Folawiyo.

Organised chronologically and thematically Africa Fashion foregrounds individual African voices and perspectives as well as the richness of African histories and cultures.

Beginning with the African independence movement and the liberation years the exhibition illuminates the important role of fashion - alongside art film literature and music - in the cultural renaissance of the 1950s and 1960s.

Photographic portraiture past and present also plays a central role illustrating the relationship between fashion agency and self-representation.

The diversity and ingenuity of the continent's contemporary fashion industry is explored in a visually arresting display of contemporary couture ready-to-wear and made-to-order from the many ground-breaking designers collectives and stylists working in Africa today.

From the minimal to the artisanal to the maximalist to the narrative Africa Fashion offers a glimpse of the glamour and the politics of this globally influential scene.

Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum London where it was presented from
2 July 2022 to 16 April 2023.

Curated by the V&A's Dr Christine Checinska Senior Curator of African and Diaspora Textiles and Fashion with Project Curator Elisabeth Murray.

Adult $25.00
Child (5-15 years) $10.00
Concession $20.00
Family (2 adults + 3 children) $60.00


❊ Official Tickets


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❊ When ❊


Date/s: Friday 31st May 2024  -  Sunday 6th October 2024



❊ Where ❊


National Gallery of Victoria | NGV International View Venue
180 St Kilda Road, Southbank Victoria 3000 Map
National Gallery of Victoria | NGV International℅ Naarm
180 St Kilda Road,, Southbank, 3000, Victoria✆ Venue: +61 3 8620 2222 | Event:





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