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Sho Madjozi’s signature style on display as part of Brooklyn Museum’s Africa Fashion exhibition

If you’re in New York make sure to take a trip to the Brooklyn Museum for the Africa Fashion exhibition which features the outfit worn by Sho Madjozi for her performance at the 2019 Global Citizen Festival in Johannesburg.

Making its North American debut in Brooklyn, Africa Fashion is the largest-ever presentation of the subject – more than 180 works – and was previously at the V&A South Kensington in London from July 2022 to April 2023.

Organised thematically, the current exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum is a multisensory experience featuring immersive displays of haute couture and ready-to-wear apparel, as well as photographs, literature, sketches, music, film and catwalk footage, textiles and jewelry. 

More than forty designers and artists from twenty African countries are represented, from the vanguards who first gained worldwide attention, such as Kofi Ansah (Ghana) and Shade Thomas-Fahm (Nigeria), to the newest generation of cutting-edge creatives, such as Thebe Magugu (South Africa) and Gouled Ahmed (Djibouti). Many of their works are on view for the first time in the United States. Africa Fashion is on until October 22.

On until October 22 the exhibition is an exploration of how radical post-independence social and political re-ordering sparked a cultural renaissance across the continent.