The Birth of Cool: Style Narratives of The African Diaspora
The Birth of Cool: Style Narratives of The African Diaspora considered the individual and group stylepractices in different parts of the African as prisms of cultural and social commentary. Based on case studies of either complete looks or a single garment, with a daterange from the late 19th century to the 21st century, the book considers expanded notions of place, heritage and auto/biography.
Outputs realised from the research project
Monday 20 June, 2016 Group discussion - The Birth of Cool: Style Narratives of the African Diaspora at The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London.