V&A’s New Exhibition Celebrates African Fashion

Open until 16 April 2023 at London’s Victoria & Albert museum, Africa Fashion is a substantial presentation of the continent’s dynamic style scene, featuring 250 objects and garments presented with the stories behind them. The exhibit spans countries and temporalities, including the work of mid-20th century designer Chris Seydou, who was among the first to put bògòlanfini (aka bogolan or mud cloth from Mali) on the …

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Aboriginal Flag Finally Free For Public Use After a two-year legal battle (and many more years of disputes and conflict), the Aboriginal flag is freely available for public use now that the designer transferred copyright to the Commonwealth in a $20 million deal that supersedes any other holdings. Designed in 1970 by Aboriginal artist Harold Thomas, the black, yellow and red flag became an iconic …

Remembering Manfred Thierry Mugler Through His Iconic George Michael Collaboration, “Too Funky”

Manfred Thierry Mugler, an iconic French fashion designer whose garments pushed boundaries and thrilled all those who wore them (or admired them from afar), has passed away at 73. A professional ballet dancer by 14 years old, he moved to Paris in his early 20s and worked as a freelance designer for various houses before launching his eponymous label in 1974. By the ’80s he …