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Handmade Textiles: Global Markets and Authenticity

Dress Sense : Emotional and Sensory Experiences of the Body and Clothes

Berg, 2007

Book chapter

...Styles went ethnic everywhere this summer, from Saks Fifth Avenue to the 99-cent store.A recent article in The New York Times focusing on a merchant in Astoria, Queens, described the fad for Indian tunic blouses with sequined embroidery...

Mali

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 1 : Africa

Berg Publishers, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Mali, in West Africa, is landlocked and borders seven countries. Although Mali has experienced rapid urbanization since the mid-twentieth century, the majority of Malians still live in rural communities. There are over fourteen ethnic...

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...

Transculturated Displays

African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...In the last twenty years, photographic portraiture from West Africa has captured the imagination of international audiences. Appearing in numerous exhibitions on nearly every continent, and featured in a large corpus of catalogs...

Ghana Boys in Mali

African Dress : Fashion, Agency, Performance

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...In a single region in Mali, two styles of men’s dress embody diverse routes to status, attitudes toward innovation and perpetuation of past practices, and sources of stylistic inspiration. They have in common, however, a reliance...