African textile design and fabric arts as a source for contemporary fashion trends
Debeli Dereje, Jieyuan Liu, Jiu Zhou
Available Online July 2013.
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- African textiles; design; fabric; arts
- Textile design and arts in Africa traced back to thousand of centuries when some ethnic groups were started producing clothes for multi-purpose uses. Their design creations and arts were known to be having geometric patterns graced with wonderful choice of colors which were primarily bright in that sense. This paper introduces African textile designs and dressing styles. The concept of designing African textiles and its method to integrate on contemporary fashion trends are intended to be discussed. Color choices, selection of patterns and combination of aesthetics values are also included after taking some examples that illustrated African textiles. The kind of motif selection, balancing shapes and color sonority imbedded on these fabrics have a lot of thing to do with their wearing culture and dressing styles. The import of motifs on fabric has its own techniques. Textile design and fabrics produced based on these techniques are finally planned to convey known values from generation to generation.
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TY - CONF AU - Debeli Dereje AU - Jieyuan Liu AU - Jiu Zhou PY - 2013/07 DA - 2013/07 TI - African textile design and fabric arts as a source for contemporary fashion trends BT - 2nd International Conference on Science and Social Research (ICSSR 2013) PB - Atlantis Press SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icssr-13.2013.50 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/icssr-13.2013.50 ID - Dereje2013/07 ER -