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Black Fashion Designers Symposium: Dr. Valerie Steele in conversation with Grace Wales Bonner and Mimi Plange
Dr. Valerie Steele, in conversation with Grace Wales Bonner and Mimi Plange at The Museum at FIT's annual fashion symposium, Black Fashion Designers, held on Monday, February 6, 2017.The one-day symposium featured talks by designers, models, journalists, and scholars on African diasporic culture and fashion.Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of e Museum at FIT, and also is editor in chief of Fashion Theory.Mimi Plange is a Ghanaian-born, New York-based designer whose work offers modern interpretations of African traditions.Grace Wales Bonner is a menswear designer whose work explores black sexuality and masculine identity. She was named Emerging Menswear Designer at the British Fashion Awards in 2015.
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