Guest Lecture

Design Me Different

Beatrace Angut, Lorika Oola
Online Event
March 29 2023, 14:00


Beatrace Angut Lorika Oola is founder of the digital information platform Fashion Africa Now and is also a guest lecturer at the University for Arts in Bremen. In this lecture she will give an introduction to Fashioning Africa and Afrocentric perspectives. Black aesthetics are increasingly shaping the fashion landscape, from Pyer Moss to Kenneth Ize, Thebe Magugu, Sindiso Khumalo and Loza Malèombho, to name a few. A booming fashion scene from Africa and its diaspora is gaining international attention, breaking stereotypes, dispelling clichés and reclaiming narratives. What role do colonial continuities play in the fashion system? What is it about “wokefishing” in fashion?