22 July 2012

Wafrica Kimono

Serge Mouangue presents Wafrica and an interpretation of Japanese and African cultures through African kimonos. Wafrica aims to develop new means of celebrating diversity and is a response to the argument that globalization may rob us of our cultural identities. Wafrica also sparks the conversation about the ancient, strong, sophisticated identities between Japan and Africa. 

The Cameroon-born artist explained the concept behind the art saying, "I pursue and observe the complexity of different values and cultural identities in search of threads to weave a fabric which is blending of these differences." This collection is particularly intriguing due my fascination with the origin of African prints and what it symbolizes.

For more on Wafrica, visit the official website.

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