Nigerian fashion pioneer Folashade ‘Shade’ will be celebrated at ‘Africa Fashion’ exhibition Cape Town.
Folashade “Shade” Thomas-Fahm in the 1970s. Credit: Shade Thomas-Fahm/Courtesy of The Victoria and Albert Museum After studying fashion in London, Shade Thomas-Fahm returned to Nigeria and opened a factory and boutique under the name Maison Shade (later Shade’s Boutique), which became a go-to place for those in search of contemporary fashions. In the 1960s she […]
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