Course Features

  • Concise & Informative

    Well structured to convey optimal insight in a time-efficient manner.

  • Storytelling

    Practical and demonstrable insight interwoven with anecdotes and captivating visual narrative.

  • Asynchronous

    Designed with you in mind. Study at your own pace with ample resources in easy reach.

Uncover the pulse of African fashion

Course curriculum

    1. Global Fashion: A Preamble

    2. Africa in Global fashion

    3. Examining African Dress

    4. Traditional dress and fashion: making Sense of it all

    5. Sources of Dress and Fashion history in Africa

    1. Introduction

    2. Culture

    3. Trade

    4. Trans- Saharan trade

    5. Tans-Atlantic trade

    6. Colonization

    7. Religion

    8. Traditional African Religion

    9. Islam

    10. Christianity

    11. Globalization

    12. Summary

    1. 3.1 Introduction

    2. 3.2 Bark cloth

    3. 3.3 Weaving

    4. 3.3.1 Akotifahana

    5. 3.3.2 Kente

    6. 3.3.3 Shoowa / Kuba cloth

    7. 3.3.4 Aso-Oke

    8. 3.3.5 Other distinguished weaving crafts

    9. 3.4 Dyeing and Stamping

    10. 3.4.1 Adire

    11. 3.4.2 Bogolanfini (Mud Cloth)

    12. 3.4.3 Batik

    13. 3.4.4 Adinkra Cloth

    14. 3.5 Decline & Revival

    15. 3.6 Indigenous African textiles in contemporary fashion

    1. 4.1 Introduction

    2. 4.2 Jewelry

    3. 4.3 Beading

    4. 4.4 Body modification and body painting

    5. 4.5 Body marking or scarification

    6. 4.6 Body painting

    7. 4.7 Hair styles and headdresses

    1. 5.1 Introduction

    2. 5.2 Post-colonial African Fashion: A Hyper-lapse of Style

    3. 5.3 Cosmopolitanism and African fashion

    4. 5.4 Assimilation and Emulation of the 60s and mid 70s

    5. 5.5 The late 70s and 80s

    6. 5.6 90s and 2000s

    7. 5.7 Africa in 21st Century Fashion

    8. 5.7 Africa fashion iconography of the 21st century

    9. 5.8 Wax Prints in African fashion identities

    10. 5.9 Wax Print: An Abridged History

    1. 6.1 Craft Revival and Valorisation of Cultural Heritage

    2. 6.2 Fola“Shade” Thomas-Fahm

    3. 6.2 Chez Julie

    4. 6.3 Chris Seydou

    5. 6.4 Oumuo Sy

    6. 6.5 Alphadi

    7. 6.6 Beyond the Canon

About this course

  • $299.00
  • 83 lessons

Meet your instructor

Ken Kweku NImo

Author

Ken Kweku Nimo is a distinguished author and expert in African fashion. His critically acclaimed book, 'Africa in Fashion: Luxury, Craft, and Textile Heritage', explores African fashion history and contemporary brands while highlighting the socio-economic potential of the industry. Ken holds a Master of Art in Design (Fashion) and has published in leading academic journals and publications such as the Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management and Vogue.com. Ken is a dynamic and engaging speaker who contributes regularly to events and conferences. He is committed to developing African fashion through research and writing as well as teaching and advocacy. By combining great insight and imaginative storytelling, Ken ushers you into the captivating realm of African fashion.

Africa in Fashion

Luxury, Craft and Textile Heritage

As the global fashion map is redrawn, Africa is the next destination. Africa in Fashion by Ken Kweku Nimo explores the evolution of African fashion and a contemporary industry and its globalizing influence.