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Xuly Bët

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The Paris-based African fashion designer Lamine Kouyaté is the creator of the XULY.Bët brand. The company is best known for its use of recycled clothing to create high fashion, reshaping found garments by cutting, stitching...

Working the Edge: XULY.Bët’s Recycled Clothing

Old Clothes, New Looks : Second Hand Fashion

Berg Publishers, 2005

Book chapter

...The Paris-based fashion designer Lamine Kouyaté celebrates edges, literally as well as figuratively. His work incorporates both the cutting edge of fashion and the frayed edges of the past. He uses recycled clothing to create high fashion...

African Fashion Designers

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Fashion design is an increasingly visible realm of African creative expression. Fashion designers throughout Africa, most of them based in large cities, produce clothing in a vast range of styles. This small but growing industry has...