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Beatrace Angut Lorika Oola: Design Me Different
An introduction to Fashioning Africa and Afrocentric perspectives. Black aesthetics are increasingly shaping the fashion landscape, from Pyer Moss to Kenneth Ize, Thebe Magugu, Sindiso Khumalo and Loza Malèombho, to name a few. A booming fashion scene from Africa and its diaspora is gaining international attention, breaking stereotypes, dispelling clichés and reclaiming narratives. What role do colonial continuities play in the fashion system? What is it about "wokefishing" in fashion?

Beatrace Angut Lorika Oola is founder of the awarded winning digital information platform Fashion Africa Now and is also a guest lecturer at the University for arts in Bremen. She works as a consultant, speaker, interdisciplinary curator and creative producer with a focus on socio-political issues through the lens of African fashion. Her main interests are African and Afro-diasporic practices on participatory media. Fashion Africa Now is an online and offline networking platform. It is about decolonizing fashion, breaking stereotypes, changing the narrativ looking through the lens of fashion at socio-political issues and claiming the African aesthetic. A focus on the intersection between media and fashion. She is also one of the global pioneers of the African fashion movement and is on the advisory board of Dekolonisierung Hamburg.

Mar 29, 2023 02:00 PM in Vienna

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