The Africa Centre is hosting an unmissable series of events evolving around #FutureTrends, a look into a utopian future where fashion and architecture from East Africa combine to create new desires. The event is collaboration between UK and East Africa, through the work of award winning creative consultants Pidgin Perfect (Glasgow), fashion curators 2ManySiblings (Nairobi), Zoma Contemporary Arts (Addis) and The Africa Centre (London) who developed a cross country collaboration over the course of the year, researching into fashion trends while a series of Future Trends Thrift Socials ran between Nairobi, Addis Ababa and London in 2017.
The Future Trends Portal, a pop up concept fashion store showcasing the work from East African designers and the UK, is showcased at the Africa Centre between 3rd October and 7th October. Playing with gender, sexuality and new forms of social exchange, Future Trends enriches the narratives of city, sexuality and belonging with witty social commentary and striking visual power, and focuses on work from emerging urban cultures using fashion and styling to express new identities.
The exhibition launch brought to the audience a series of film screenings and the raw, colourful and provocative creative journey of those incredible artists who shared their experience and projects surrounded by an amazed crowd.
To attend the last events of the series on Saturday 7th October starting from 4PM until late night:
4pm Saturday 7th October:
2Manysiblings Thrift Social. A fashion exchange, come styled in your future look
7pm til late Saturday 7th October:
Sounds of Urgent Utopia. Sounds from East Africa’s House scene