Revue Noire 27: Fashion
Simon Njami, Jean Loup Pivin, Pascal Martin Saint Léon, Bruno Tilliette [Editors].
Revue Noire 27: Fashion.
Folio. 144pp. Colour illustrations throughout in printed wrappers. English and French texts. Paris: Revue Noir, 1997.
A small cut-out section to the corner of one page and a barcode label to the spine, otherwise a fine copy.
A special fashion issue of the influential periodical Revue Noire. This volume documents pioneering fashion from Ghana, Madagascar, Sénégal, Mali and Nigeria as well as black designers working in the UK and France. The journal profiles the work of Ozwald Boateng, Joe Casely-Hayford, Oumou Sy, Victorian Kossou, Alizé, Ly Dumas, Noir et Blanc, Pépita D., and many others. Articles also look into jewellery and hairstyles, traditional woven fabrics and industrial textile production. Beautiful styling and vibrant layouts throughout such as the striking title story 'The Costume is Naked'.