i am in love with yinka shonibare!

joel and I caught his exhibition at the brooklyn museum – amazing!

the most vibrant textiles and fashions (apparently mostly  are dutch wax textiles sourced from brixton market, although some he has custom printed with his own designs) – his detail down to the shoes and spats is incredible.

I love his juztapostion of african textiles with bourgeois fashions. his approach is very playful and a bit cheeky which I loved.

my favourite piece (if i had to pick just one)is the The Swing (after Fragonard)



based on an iconic Rococo painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Swing (Les hazards heureux de l’escarpolette), 1767

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About Whatever's cool with me

Emilie is in New York, and Georgia is in Melbourne, Australia. This is where their daily dialogue about fashion, music, art & stuff-they-love continues.
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One Response to i am in love with yinka shonibare!

  1. christashjian says:

    Amazing combination of the wax prints and African clothing styles! I work for a company that sells the wax prints as well as African clothing imported directly. Check it out! Africa Imports

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