“Black Panther” Pays Homage to Several African Cultures

Marvel’s “Black Panther” costume designers Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler pay homage to several African cultures through their work in the film. It was a process aided by extensive research. The film’s primary (and fictional) location, Wakanda is a kingdom of different tribes and Carter drew inspiration from contemporary designers, from the “wool collection of South African designer Laduma Ngxokolo’s Maxhosa range, to the tailoring of Ghanaian-British designer Ozwald Boateng and the silhouettes and prints of US-based Nigerian couturier Duro Olowu.” Head to Quartz to see a list of very real tribes and cultures that inspired the incredible costuming.