Must See#africacalling #onfleek 07.06.18
Three exhibitions in Amsterdam are shining the light on Africa's approach to fashion from mid last century to now and beyond. First up is Foam where Seydou Keïta's wonderful black and white Bamako Portraits are showing through to 20 June 2018. Seydou's subjects flocked to his studio in the 1950s and 1960s to pose in their best and most extravagant clothes. The results speak for themselves. Taking an in-depth look at the flourishing streetwear and couture scenes in multiple African countries is Fashion Cities Africa, a show full of vim and vigour at the Tropen Museum where Afrofuturism can also be seen. Images: Untitled, 1949/51 © Seydou Keïta / SKPEAC/ photo courtesy of CAAC - The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva; and the Sarah Waiswa.