The V&A Museum is a prestigious institution founded in 1852 in honor of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Located in London’s Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, it is considered the largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts and design arts in the world. It has over 2.27 million objects in its permanent collection and is now showcasing a stunning exhibit, entitled “Africa Fashion.”
“Africa Fashion” will be on display until April 16, 2023. It showcases 45 African designers from over 20 countries spanning across the continent. The V&A boasts that a great deal of the pieces on display originate straight from the vaults of some of the most iconic African designers, who were prominent in the mid-twentieth century – designers such as Shade Thomas-Fahm, Chris Seydou, Kofi Ansah and Alphadi, to name a few. In addition, the exhibit features African fashion creatives, trends from the era and many other precious pieces that are being featured for the very first time.
Here are some of the stunning highlights from the designers featured in the “Africa Fashion” collection.
For more information on the “Africa Fashion” exhibit, or to plan your visit to the museum to see the showcase, please visit V&A Museum South Kensington.