Wow!!! So my friend Michelle and I had been having this really good discussion about Dutch wax fabrics and African culture vs. African American identity. All this relating to my experience here in Paris as being seen as just an American vs. Black or African American. Long story short we really started raving over these Dutch wax African fabrics, which many people in the US think are actually African; but they’re not. They are designed by the Dutch, inspired from African fabircs, and made using Indoesian techniques. It’s totally an invented/design hybrid thing. Michelle mentioned that she realize, and I have to agree in some ways, that culture, race, and identity are pretty much cultural invented constructs. The prints are really cool (as you can see) and the meaning of the prints are today fairly casual and Pop. I don’t know the history behind why this is a pattern of a camera or the other is are squares.
These are bean bags created by Andrea Crews. I took this photo yesterday at the opening Clemence Seilles, who was exhibiting her works of cement encased lighters, cement-like resin sunglasses, and their respective cement sun-glass cases. Really fun! Really heavy ;)
You can check out her work and info on Andrea Crews here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrea-Crews/155367154514493
They make some amazing fashion and happenings around Paris and around the world.
BTW this post is especially for you! Because I cannot believe I came across the exact pattern you have on your FB profile, so easily and in such a cool place! Muah!