Gallery Of Costume

Gallery Of Costume

At the Gallery of Costume, photographs by Malick Sidibé, Abderramane Sakaly, Soungalo Malé and Hamidou Maiga are being shown alongside contemporary fashion pieces designed by British-Nigerian designer Duro Olowu. All four photographers’ works show how Mali re-envisioned the idea of the studio portrait in the second half of the twentieth century, giving a West African twist to the art form. Olowu has achieved great recognition in the world of fashion, winning New Designer of the Year at the British Fashion Awards in 2005. He references his African heritage in vibrant, bold, graphic prints, exotic colours and patchwork techniques.

Gallery Of Costume

Platt Hall
M14 5LL
United Kingdom

Free entry

Monday-Friday 1-5pm.
Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm

0161 245 7245



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