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The Nigerian Fashion Scene

LaRay Denzer

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Africa 2010

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Since the advent of daily newspapers in the late 1920s, the print media have been an important source of information on fashion and style, especially the Daily Times of Nigeria (founded 1926) and the West African Pilot (founded 1937). Both newspapers regularly featured women’s columns, often including photographs of contemporary European fashion, sometimes with pattern instructions for various styles. This was particularly useful for local dressmakers and tailors who sewed to order as well as for

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