We found these publications useful to our research into post-1960 African fashion practices. Please get in touch to let us know of any we’ve overlooked (we’d especially welcome suggestions of texts by African and Africa-based authors).
Allman, Jean, ed. Fashioning Africa, Power and the Politics of Dress. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.
Azieb Pool, Hannah, ed. Fashion Cities Africa. Bristol: Intellect, 2016.
Barnor, James, Forever Young. France: Maison Clementine de la Feronniere (with Autograph ABP, London), 2015.
Clarke, Duncan, et al. African Textiles: The Karun Thakar Collection. New York: Prestel, 2015.
De Jaegher, Christophe, and Ramona Van Gansbeke. Haute Africa: People, Photography, Fashion. Tielt: Lannoo, 2010.
Eicher, Joanne B, ed. Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, Vol 1 Africa. London: Berg, 2011.
Faber, Paul. Long Live the President! Portrait Cloths from Africa. Amsterdam: KIT Publishers, 2010.
Gott, Suzanne, and Kristyne Loughran, eds. Contemporary African Fashion. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2010.
Gott, Suzanne, et al, eds. African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style. Los Angeles: Fowler Museum, 2017.
Grosfilley, Anne. African Wax Print Textiles. New York: Prestel, 2018.
Hadidian, Katia, By Hassan Hajjaj: Photography, Fashion, Film, Design. London: Rose Issa Projects, 2014.
King-Hammond, Leslie, and Lowery Stokes Sims, eds. The Global Africa Project. Museum of Arts and Design. New York: Prestel, 2010.
Leeb-Du Toit, Juliette. isiShweshwe: A History of the Indigenisation of Blueprint in South Africa. Durban: University of KwaZulu-Natal Press, 2017.
Mazzoleni, Florent, Sory Sanle-Volta Photo, 1965-85. London: Reel Art Press/Morton Hill, 2017.
Morton, Christopher and Newbury,Darren, eds.The African Photography Archive: Research and Curatorial Strategies. London: Bloomsbury, 2015.
Not African Enough: A Fashion Book by the Nest Collective. Nairobi: The Nest Collective, 2016.
Plankensteiner, Barbara, and Nath Mayo Adediran, eds. African Lace, A History of Trade, Creativity and Fashion in Nigeria. Ghent: Snoeck Publishers, 2010.
Rabine, Leslie W. The Global Circulation of African Fashion. Oxford: Berg, 2002.
Relph, Magie, and Robert Irwin. African Wax Print: A Textile Journey. Words and Pixels, 2010.
Ross, Doran. Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African American Identity. Los Angeles: UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, 1998.Rovine, Victoria L. African Fashion, Global Style. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015.
Seally, Mark, Contact Sheet 183: Rotimi Fani-Kayode. New York: Light Work (Exhibition Publication with Autograph ABP, London). 2015.
Shaw, Jacqueline. Fashion Africa. London: Jacaranda, 2011.
Spring, Chris. African Textiles Today. London: British Museum Press, 2012.
Tamagni, Daniele. Fashion Tribes, Global Street Style. New York: Abrams, 2015.
Tazi, Nadia, and Daniel Rey. Tamy Tazi Caftans. Milan: Skira, 2011.
Tulloch, Carol. The Birth of Cool: Style Narratives of the African Diaspora. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.
Vanhaecke, Frank. A Useful Dream: African Photography 1960 2010. Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2010.
Varnava, Maria, Rotimi Fani-Kayode (1955-1989). London: Tiwani Contemporary (Exhibition Publication), 2014.