THE AFRICAN FASHION
THE FOLD COURSE
The Fold is a seven-week online course structured around the fold as both tactile materiality and conceptual metaphor, supported by an exchange of readings, dialogues and creative exchanges. The course draws on key debates and hosts a collective exploration of (k)new knowledges, afro-sustainable practices, and ways of coming to know African fashion histories and futures. It responds to a demand by designers, artists, academics and decolonial thinkers seeking spaces and ways to develop new discourses for and with African fashion.
PAN-AFRICAN RESEARCH RESIDENCY
THE FOLD PODCAST
THE FOLD(ED) GLOSSARY
The Fold(ed) fashion glossary culminates from the (re)collection of words, sounds and images relating to folds in fashion harvested from 54 African countries following our open calls on social media. Submissions in multiple languages that speak to acts of folding, layering, draping and crafting by way of folds, were collated sonically and visually into printable poster-pamphlets as collaborative and co-created shareable compilations.
FASHIONING BRAVE NEW WORLDS - AFRICA AT THE INTERNATIONAL FASHION SHOWCASE 2019
This digital VR fashion exhibition, presented by AFRI, highlights the work of three emerging African designers who were featured at the International Fashion Showcase, held in London’s Somerset House in February 2019. The immersive virtual exhibition of the International Fashion Showcase was created for the digital platform Matterport, and was developed in collaboration with and supported by the British Council.
- December 1, 2023
- May 5, 2023