IBRAHIM KAMARA: FASHION OUTLAW

Having been out of the loop for 12 months means I get to do a lot of catching up – in fact, that’s all I’ve been doing these last months. While I was busy making friends with wee Ella a lot of new creatives have come into the spotlight, and I relish the overdose of visuals I get just by …

EVENT – SI WI YAH: SARTORIAL REPRESENTATIONS OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

If you happen to be in London on 4 and 5 May you should buy tickets for “Si Wi Yah: Sartorial Representations of the African Diaspora” organised by CIAD: The Costume Institute of the African Diaspora at London College of Fashion . Si Wi Yah will bring together researchers from across the globe who are working within the field of …

FINDING “HOME” IN ZOHRA OPOKU’S WORKS – MY GUEST POST FOR IAM

As part of my renewed research endeavor I resumed guest contributing to the excellent IAM – Intense Art Magazine. The new post is about the German-Ghanaian artist Zohra Opoku whose multimedia works, that use new and recycled garments and textiles, interrogate belonging, nationalism, and hybridity. I’m glad I had a chance to write about her, as she is one of …

READING FILES: VICTORIA ROVINE, AFRICAN FASHION, GLOBAL STYLE (2015)

So I got back to doing my thing after a year of maternity leave. It’s been intense and I missed blogging, but at the same time I couldn’t bring myself to devoting the little free time I had to writing. But since I have more time on my hands now (things aren’t properly ‘busy’ at work, read: I lost my …