First ever 'Africa Fashion' exhibition opens in London

Africa's various histories and cultures will be highlighted in the largest fashion exhibition ever held in Britain, which will debut in London.

The nation's first exhibition of its kind, "Africa Fashion," opens on Saturday at the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum.

Today's great African fashion scene is something we wanted to appreciate

Considering the motivation behind the inventiveness of all the designers, stylists, and photographers "She informed AFP.

It is "part of the V&A's ongoing commitment to spotlight work by African heritage creatives," according to senior curator Christine Checinska.

The V&A was founded in 1852, as Britain under queen Victoria expanded its global empire, including, in the decades that followed, in Africa.

Artsi emphasises the beauty of African fashion which "doesn't come from a source of commercialised clothes