Ev­ery Color Il­lu­mi­nates

DA MAN - - Books -

Af­ter seven years of re­search span­ning the globe, au­thor and cu­ra­tor Shantrelle P. Lewis is ready to show­case the di­ver­sity and col­or­ful­ness of black dandy­ism and style in her lat­est book “Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style” (Aper­ture). The book comes as a re­sponse to the over­sat­u­rated and fab­ri­cated no­tion of black mas­culin­ity, which, ac­cord­ing to the au­thor, is pro­pelled by main­stream hip-hop cul­ture or the prison-in­dus­trial com­plex (PIC) phe­nom­e­non. All of this has led to a stereo­typed im­age of their style, high­lighted by pop­u­lar trends such as sag­ging pants. This book chal­lenges that ex­act no­tion. By pro­vid­ing a wide range of bona fide style through vi­brant pat­terns, bright and loud col­ors, this book is a cel­e­bra­tion of the vi­brancy of black dandy­ism around the world.

Clock­wise from top “Sapeurs” by pho­tog­ra­pher Daniele Ta­m­agni, Dandy Welling­ton, “Thierno” by pho­tog­ra­pher Omar Vic­tor Diop

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