Posts tagged with ‘african wax print’

  • Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders

    Magic Ladders: Yinka Shonibare

    Magic Ladders: Yinka Shonibare
    Image Courtesy of www.yinkashonibarembe.com/

     

    The Barnes Foundation presents Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders from January 24, 2014 through April 21, 2014. A British artist of Nigerian descent, Shonibare has exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe. His work alludes to European art and intellectual history and explores race, slavery, authenticity, and commerce.

    The works in the exhibition—approximately 15 sculptures, paintings, photographs, and a room installation—address themes of education, opportunity, and scientific and cultural discovery. His sculptures—life-sized mannequins clothed in the Dutch wax fabrics associated with Africa—offer a dramatic, playful, irreverent examination of identity, history, and politics.

    This is the artist’s first major exhibition in Philadelphia, since his residency at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in 2004 and it includes a commission entitled Magic Ladders.

    Interestingly, the exhibition is sponsored by Anthropologie.

    WHERE:

    The Barnes Foundation

    2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

    Philadelphia, PA 19130

    WHEN: 
    January 24–April 21, 2014
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  • Just in! Tropic Swim Mini Snap Clutch- A colourful clutch bag

    We love the Tropic Swim print fabric so much, we’ve now got it as Mini Snap Clutch. This colourful clutch bag comes with a strap that can be concealed in the body of the bag to alter your look. So you can wear it cross-body style of just held in your hand as a regular clutch bag.

    A gorgeous African print clutch which will make a funky addition to a tee and jeans. You could also switch up your evening look by rocking this with your LBD!

    The Tropic Swim Mini Snap clutch is already a favourite in our Pinterest Snap Clutch collection.

    Colourful Clutch BagTropic Swim Mini Snap Clutch

     

    By in Our Products
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  • Item of the week: Golden Showers

     

    Back by popular demand, the Golden Showers Super Snap clutch. Only two left in stock! This is one of our all time favourite Super Snap clutches due to the uniqueness of the wax print which came all the way from Ghana. It is bedazzled with golden sprinkles hence the name of this gorgeous clutch!

    Great for an evening out or the perfect way to add flare to a simple look, be it jeans or an summer dress.

    By in The Store and Studio
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