There are certain depictions of African life we in the West are all too accustomed to seeing: Images of poverty, violence and corruption conjure a one-note vision of an abject space that fails to capture the complexity bubbling beneath the surface.
Photographer Fabrice Monteiro, however, captures up a very different vision of Africa, one in which beauty, debris, danger and hope are closely interwoven. His Afrofuturist images predict a post-Apocalyptic future, where garbage and rubble are transformed into intricate, brilliant garments, serving as warning to future generations.
37thSTATE and Haute Fashion Africa Launch New 'Haute Tv' Web Series 'FRONTIER FASHION'
This week sees the launch of a web series from Haute Tv and 37th State focusing on the movements of prominent Nigerians in the fashion industry.
Frontier Fashion will enlighten and educate viewers on the progress and influences these individuals hold both home and abroad. It also seeks to show their thought processes and inspirations in a bid to illuminate the inner workings of the industry.
The series will air throughout the year as they traverse the globe compiling beautifully shot visuals charting the life and times of frontier fashionistas.