Imane Ayissi, France (couture house) <br/>
Imane Ayissi (designer)<br/>
<em>Look 16, trousers and cape</em>, from the <em>Mbeuk Idourrou</em> collection, autumn–winter 2019, Paris, France<br/>
Courtesy Victoria and Albert Musuem, London<br/>
Photo © Fabrice Malard, courtesy of Imane Ayissi

Africa Fashion

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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.

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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.

★★★★★ ‘An exhibition that thrillingly opens your eyes to something new
– Telegraph

Fashion Unpicked: couture ensemble by Imane Ayissi | V&A

Join exhibition curator, Dr. Christine Checinska as she examines Imane Ayissi’s striking couture ensemble from his Mbek Idourrou collection, autumn-winter 2019.

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Works in this exhibition are protected under the Australian Government's Protection of Cultural Objects on Loan Scheme. Find out more