AFRICA FASHION MEANS THE past, the future and the present at the same time” is the apposite sentiment by Moroccan designer Artsi, fronting the publicity for a major new exhibition launching in July this year at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).

As the world finally begins to embrace the idea of Africa as a thrilling and vibrant continent of powerful, individualized creativity, rather than as a collection of recycled assumptions and stereotypes, the stage feels perfectly set for an exhibition that celebrates an entire constellation of African fashion ideas, in all its joyful diversity.

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