Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Fashion meets Art: Yinka Shonibare

Artist Yinka Shonibare has such fascinating work. His beautiful designs play on African fabrics and the colonization of Africa that took place during England's Victorian era. The gowns and installations play with the idea of identity in such a way you can't help but get drawn into the narratives and question first impressions.

Notice the Chanel emblems on the dress to the far left.



You can learn more about the artist and explore more of his work on Artsy.net

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