The Zuvaa Marketplace is hosting a one-of-a-kind Pop-Up Shop at the Fowler Museum at UCLA to celebrate the opening of their new exhibition African-Print Fashion Now! A Story of Taste, Globalization, and Style.
The exhibition tells the global stories of African-print textiles—the early history of the print cloth trade in West and Central Africa, the expansion of production following independence movements, and the increasing popularity of Asian-made print cloth today. Popular African styles from Ghana, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, and Senegal are featured, as well as groundbreaking runway fashions by some of Africa’s most talented couturiers: Ituen Bassey, Gilles Touré, and Titi Ademola, among others. Black-and- white studio portraits illuminate print fashions of the 1960s and 1970s, while works by contemporary artists incorporate African print to convey evocative messages about heritage, hybridity, displacement, and aspiration.
Zuvaa is honored to be a part of opening weekend festivities and has curated a marketplace of designers whose clothing and accessories reflect the aesthetics of African-Print Fashion Now!
Please join us for this three two-day event as Zuvaa sets up shop inside the Museum with clothing and accessories from vendors such as Rahyma, Ofuure, Simply Cecily, Onyii and Co., and Cee Cee’s Closet NYC.
Friday, March 24th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 26th from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
All are welcome to attend the opening of the Fowler exhibition, African-Print Fashion Now! on Saturday, March 25, 7–9pm. For a full schedule of events please visit here: http://www.fowler.ucla.edu/events/opening-party-african-print-fashion-now-a-story-of-taste-globalization-and-style/
Parking available in UCLA Lot 4, 221 Westwood Plaza at Sunset Blvd. Rates are $3/hr, max $12/day.