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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 16–27.
Published: 01 November 2015
... States, and a late-twentieth-century black-capitalist movement, Essence magazine was designed to direct print editorial and advertising content toward African American women. It also provided the most important platform for Anthony Barboza, enabling him to play an influential role in transforming how...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 38–43.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... In 2013 in Orlando, Florida, at the Faith As a photographer, filmmaker, designer, and Christian Academy, twelve-year-old student Vanessa associate professor of art and American studies at VanDyke was threatened with expulsion unless she Cornell University,  Bill Gaskins  explores questions cut her...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 94–103.
Published: 01 November 2015
...: American Runway Revolution, which revisits the famed fashion battle at Versailles and examines the dynamics of race, economics, beauty, history, and the epic results of that legendary night in 1973 at the Chateau de Versailles. When five American designers enjoy victory against their French counterparts...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 140–151.
Published: 01 November 2011
... original context; learning new approaches serie in Thiès, Senegal. As an African American cul- to pedagogy in design, painting, and performance tural ambassador in Africa, Jones thrived on artistic art; and studying and documenting classical and exchange and arranged to lecture on the simmer...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 80–89.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Americans have always fully participated Fin it. A handful of successful black designers and models often create the illusion that the closed world of high fashion...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
... and American design houses Elizabeth of Toro as the faces of the burgeoning and media outlets were fetishizing all things “black” African fashion industry. While Kente served as and “African.” Moreover, it offers a lens into the a model of South Africa’s growing socially con- racially segregated modeling...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 104–113.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... Bundles Nka • 105 As heiress to the Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company fortune, A’Lelia Walker traveled internationally and entertained lavishly. Her closet was filled with Parisian haute couture as well as ensembles designed by African American...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
... to the American designer’s favored androgynous look of womenswear-cum-­ menswear.­ 6 This is not the first time that the design world has been enamored of Mtheth- wa’s work. His color-­saturated shanty interiors inspired — to use the term very loosely — interior design pho- tographer Craig Fraser’s...
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Nka (2011) 2011 (29): 50–61.
Published: 01 November 2011
... in response to the tragic killings at ing the works she had already created (the American Attica in 1972. Employing both her Black Light People series and the America Black series). techniques and the Bakuba design...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 162–167.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and perspectives. Today we have so many museums telling so many previously unheard stories—an African American or Hispanic American history museum, museums...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 118.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., their designs are often derived The tension created by this double y ii iff • • brought American viewers face to from decorative motifs imported by witnessing resides in the outspo• 1 ] face...
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Nka (2013) 2013 (32): 36–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., or pure design. . . . should — be judged by the American ideal.”5 This He has not swung toward the ultramodern, nor sensitivity to indigenous forms from the Americas yet toward what is termed ‘proletarian’ art, though was the basis for investigations into other ways of many of his acquaintances...
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Nka (2017) 2017 (41): 30–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
...- United States in 1913, painting Native Americans, native tells the story of his return to the mountains Mexicans, and succeeding as a modernist designer, of Germany, where he did those portraits of the 40 • Nka Journal of Contemporary African Art • 41 • November 2017 Winold Reiss, Imaginative...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 114–125.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., before a trade embargo imposed by the Organization of American States devastated Haiti’s apparel industry. Factories that had supplied various brands and retailers in the United States relocated to other regions of the globe, never to reestablish operations in Haiti. Today, in a post-earthquake economy...
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Nka (2012) 2012 (30): 68–75.
Published: 01 May 2012
... in full (August — four successive weekends). color. James Sepyo and Ademola participate in the Stu- With star fashion model Pat Evans and Ollie dio Museum exhibition African-­American Exten- Johnson, Weusi member Bill Howell opens Pamoja sions, incorporating...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 14–21.
Published: 01 November 2016
... with Earrings (1966), shot for twen magazine. March’s subject—the African American fashion model and actress Donyale Luna (1945–79)—is of great historical significance, not only because Luna was the first internationally acclaimed black fashion model, but also because she had an especially arresting, black...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Jody B. Cutler Since the turn of the new millennium, Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977), American celeb artist of the moment, has delivered a broadly appealing oeuvre to the center of the art world on a silver platter. Like other fans, a majority of art cognoscenti have been seduced by Wiley’s celebratory...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 6–15.
Published: 01 November 2015
... a black diva out of him. lation “See the Negro!” is thrown into crisis when we attend to what exactly is being seen and when Anne Anlin Cheng is professor of English and Afri- we challenge the most readily available terms for can American studies and director of the program in describing the body...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 44–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Luther King dedicated to high fashion. The movement originated Jr., Malcolm X, and the Black Panthers took on the in Kinshasa and Brazzaville in the 1920s when men white status quo, African Americans reasserted known as sapeurs defied their meager circumstances their diaspora status through fashion...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 5.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... Ramez studied at the American University in Cairo before moving to Ithaca, where he lived beginning in 1994. He was a multitalented and creative individual...