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Masquefest 2012

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Masquefest competition in Winneba, Ghana, can be described as both a fancy dress street parade and a youth sports club event. The competition, which takes place on New Year’s Day, includes dance elements of the street parade—march pass,...

Kinderwhore: From Catwalk to Slutwalk

Morna Laing

Morna Laing is Senior Lecturer and Theory Coordinator for Textile Design at Chelsea College of Arts, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Picturing the Woman-Child : Fashion, Feminism and the Female Gaze

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book chapter

...In this final chapter I consider Kinderwhore, a parodic version of childlike femininity that appeared in the 1990s. It was a practice of dressing that fused signifiers of childhood – dolls, dummies and gingham – with signifiers of overt...