Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail 245 If You Like This Article Kindly Give Us A Share! London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A Musuem) has announced that its next major exhibition will showcase contemporary African fashion. The exhibition, Africa Fashion, which is due to open in June 2022, will celebrate the global impact of fashion from the continent, displaying over 250 objects from the personal archives of mid-20th century and contemporary fashion creatives, including designers, stylists and photographers. It will mark the first time that the work of 20th century designers Shade Thomas-Fahm, from Nigeria, Chris Seydou, from Mali, and Kofi Ansah, from Ghana, and contemporary Nigerian designer Alphadi has been displayed in a London museum. More Articles You Would Love From Bridal To Kids To Menswear, 11 Ugandan Designers Muslim Fashion To Life @ Hijab & Kanzu Red Carpet Exp 2016 Ghanaian Fashion Brand ‘Menworld Of Fashion’ Just Rebranded To Catherine L And Here Is Why Alphadi is the only living designer amongst the 4 Watch Kofi Ansah’s funeral here. These four creators were some of the first African designers to attract international attention, and the exhibition will chart the impact they’ve had on fashion around the world. The V&A Musuem’s Curator of African and African Diaspora Fashion Dr Christine Checinska said the museum is seeking to foreground “individual African voices and perspectives”. Dr Checinska accepts that to try to display all the fashions from across the continent in one exhibition would be “impossible”. She said: “Instead, Africa Fashion will celebrate the vitality and innovation of a selection of fashion creatives, exploring the work of the vanguard in the twentieth century and the creatives at the heart of this eclectic and cosmopolitan scene today. V&A Musuem Seeks For A Game-Change “We hope this exhibition will spark a renegotiation of the geography of fashion and become a game-changer for the field.” The museum said its new blockbuster exhibition is part of a wider commitment to growing its permanent collection by African and African Diaspora designers. This means “using fashion as a catalyst” for telling stories about the diversity of African culture and history. The Legend: Kofi Ansah The founding directors of the Kofi Ansah Foundation said that the designer, who died in 2014, “laid a roadmap for successive generations of African fashion designers”. His last official showcase was at the Accra International Film Festival in 2013. VIDEO: Ghana’s Fashion Legend Kofi Ansa Presents The Eclectic Collection @ The Accra International Film Festival A National Historical Icon Ansah designed the official anniversary cloth when Ghana celebrated 50 years of independence in 2007, and also created the costumes for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 African Cup of Nations, held in Ghana. “At the time of his passing he was a man still in the prime of his career, bringing his designs to the catwalks and boutiques of Rome, New York and Johannesburg, in addition to his significant contributions to growing Ghana’s textile industry and his partnership work with contemporaries across the African continent,” Ryan Ansah, Joey Ansah & Tanoa Sasraku-Ansah said of the upcoming exhibition.” Original Story: Independent.co.uk Ghana Events UPCOMING TOP EVENTS! VIEW ALL EVENTSDIRECTION COLLECTION: OUT NOW!Click HereFollow us on Instagram @FashionGHANA_com | Twitter: @fashionGHANA | Facebook: Fashionghana.com To Submit stories Email: [email protected] or HashTag #FashionGHANA kofi ansahV&A Musuem Share FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinWhatsappTelegramEmail More For You 10 Vital Lessons You Must Know Before Working With Any Photographer; Scams, Payments... Egypt Set To Host Its 1st Ever Fashion Week In Cairo Dubbed “The... PICS: Tennis Star Legend, Naomi Osaka Unveils Her Belly Bump Whilst In Japan “Homosexuals Are Deviation From The Normal, But You Don’t Kill Them!” – President... PICS: The Gorgeous Karema Tumukunde Emerges At The Newly Crowned Miss Uganda 2023 Ludacriss Visits Ghana To Work His Upcoming Afrobeats Album & Experiences Ghana Jollof... Rihanna Look-Alike Beatrice Goes Crazy With Excitement After Rihanna Finally Trolls Her Video Outstanding African Queens & Royalty Is Served In New A.I. Digital Artwork By... VIDEO: Beyonce’s Protege Chlöe Bailey Gets Backlash For Her Viral Adult Scene In... Burna Boy Faces Backlash From Black Americans Who Don’t Identify With Africa After... You must log in to post a comment.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.