If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while you know I have the greatest job in the world. I work with wine and I get to travel to science conferences in all sorts of interesting places. This year has been exceptional.
My latest trip was to Philadelphia.
I managed to squeeze in an afternoon at the Creative Africa Exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
The textile exhibits and the African wax print fashions were wonderful.
Love the use of the border print up the side of this princess line dress, and through the yoke.
And how can you not love a coat with enormous balls of wool, a chicken family dress or a dress featuring huge shoes?
The fabric designs are so clever, and fun!..
Love these sewing related ones! And the hand bags.
I came home with some African wax prints of my own from Fabric Row (4th St).
An Angelina print, for my very own dashiki dress perhaps?
and another yellow ‘plaid’ design
My fashion critics at home have already named this one ‘ghost fish’.
Have I convinced you that wax prints are awesome?
The Creative Africa exhibition is still on for a few more days until September 25. If you’re in the area, don’t stop to think about it…. just go!
And then visit the Thinker afterwards. He’s just down the road from the exhibition.