Exhibition On now until Sunday, 16 April 2023

Africa Fashion

★★★★★ Elegant and exuberant

The Telegraph

★★★★★ A glorious celebration

Time Out

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • On now until Sunday, 16 April 2023

  • Gallery 40

  • £16.00

    Discount for under 26s.
    Other concessions apply.

Spanning iconic mid-20th century to contemporary creatives through photographs, textiles, music and the visual arts, Africa Fashion explores the vitality and global impact of a fashion scene as dynamic and varied as the continent itself.

Supported by

GRoW @ Annenberg, a philanthropic initiative founded by Annenberg Foundation Vice President and Director Gregory Annenberg Weingarten, supports a broad range of innovative projects and organizations that address social and cultural issues, meet urgent community needs, and offer inspiration and collaboration—all with the goal of improving the quality of life in communities around the world.



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Africa Fashion book (hardback)

Africa Fashion book (hardback)

This book discusses how radical post-independence social and political re-ordering sparked a cultural renaissance across the continent, before exploring the diverse and dynamic contemporary African fashion scene.

£25 Buy
Owu tote bag by Yinka Ilori

Owu tote bag by Yinka Ilori

Designed by Yinka Ilori, the print on this cotton tote bag is inspired by a childhood memory of his mother doing his sister’s hair in the traditional Isi Owu style.

£20 Buy
Ife t-shirt by Yinka Ilori

Ife t-shirt by Yinka Ilori

Named after the Yoruba word for love, the design on the Ife t-shirt reflects the interconnectivity that love creates.

£40 Buy
Africa Fashion
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With additional support from
Background image: Photography Lakin Ogunbanwo, creative direction NATAAL, 2022. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London