A UNIQUE exhibition titled “Head to Foot” opened yesterday at the National Art Gallery of Zimbabwe.
The exhibition, which is a first of its kind, fuses fashion, music and crafts giving a new concept away from the gallery’s
traditional artistic exhibitions. “Head to Foot” includes artists such as Masimba Hwati, Sabina Musvati and Emily Mashanda.
The showpiece running up to month end is a brainchild of the gallery curator, Celia Winter-Irving, and got off to an electric start which featured a “Lunch time cat walk” were several models paraded designer work.
Winter-Irving said fashion statements have been part of the way in which women and men have “expressed themselves, declared themselves and presented themselves to their world”.
“Today African culture is more cosmopolite,” said the curator. “And there are inroads of this and inroads of that so that there is little difference between the way African woman present themselves to women elsewhere in the world. On the back there can be Dubai, on the wrist and fingers China, on the feet Malaysia, around the hips UK. But there is also an updating of the African way of a woman presenting herself, new uses of beads, the colours of Africa, the shape of Africa as identified in dress and today the adornment is the accessory,” she said. — Staff Writer.