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Why the V&A's new Africa Fashion exhibition is important – and long overdue

By Benita Odogwu-Atkinson, Senior lecturer in fashion design, University for the Creative Arts
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Fashion is a catalyst to tell deeper, richer, expanded stories from across the African continent. We hope visitors will be inspired and assumptions will be challenged.

Christine Checinska, curator

A landmark show has recently opened its doors at the V&A in London, where exhibitions celebrating fashion and design from around the world have omitted the continent of Africa for years. In fact nearly 200 years. For the first time in its 170-year history, the V&A is holding an exhibition that centres solely on African…The Conversation


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