St. James’ Cathedral presents a multi-faceted exhibit on Africa through the lens of couture
Think of a continent at the centre of the world. The birthplace of the human race, a land impossibly rich in natural resources, of ancient cultures, storied trade routes, stunning landscapes, and incomparable wildlife.
That continent is Africa – the second-largest land mass on the planet.
This vast expanse is home to 54 countries and many diverse peoples speaking more than 1500 languages – from Arabic on the northern coast to the Niger-Congo and Bantu tongues of the Subsaharan region and the Malagasy of the east-coast island of Madagascar.
Blessed with a young population, Africa is undergoing phenomenal transformative development across many social and economic spheres. One of these is the evolution of a bold and innovative fashion and textile industry, whose presence is increasingly important on the global stage.
The Cathedral Church of St. James invites you to join us in celebrating Africa’s traditional and contemporary fashion in African Fashion: Many Threads – One Cloth. Using design and couture as a starting point, this exhibit will take close look at the continental mosaic through the lens of its vibrant textile industry and uniquely African couture. It will explore the impact of its distinctive fashion on the fabric of its domestic economy and on the international fashion stage – an influence increasingly seen on the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York.
Pictured above: Members of the St. James Cathedral African Fashion Initiative Committee -"Many Threads - One Cloth"
The exhibit will also weave in many other aspects of African life: cuisine, music, dance, story-telling, and artefacts. In addition to a live fashion show featuring African textiles and couture, there will be a series of expert lectures. These will outline Africa’s ethnic and linguistic diversity, changing demographics and rapidly transforming societies, and economic/ecological challenges.
This exhibit is a collaboration of many dedicated volunteers. Please join us in our salute to this phenomenal continent.
African Fashion: Many Threads – One Cloth
Friday, October 27….Hours, Programmes, Venues, and $$ TBA
Saturday, October 28 ….
Sunday, October 29 ….
For more information, contact the exhibit’s co-chairs:
416 920 1965
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