La Sapeurs: Dandies of the Congo

After the dust of WWII had settled, Congolese soldiers brought Parisian fashions back to the Congo. This is a great example of the cultural exchange which occurs during wartime. As deplorable and devastating as war is, it does act as a vehicle for ideas, food and….fashion! It’s interesting to see how the poverty stricken regions of… Continue reading La Sapeurs: Dandies of the Congo

An Ongoing Romance: Ballets Russes and Fashion

                        The relationship with art and society has always existed as a symbiosis, where ideas go back-and-forth, are reconsidered, reimagined, and then are left for interpretation. One of my favorite dialogues between society and art happens to be between Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes and exoticism… Continue reading An Ongoing Romance: Ballets Russes and Fashion