Weekly study3 hours
Africa to the World: Analysing the Global Appeal for African Luxury Fashion
Analyse the global appeal for African luxury fashion
Global interest in luxury goods is rising, with a notable return to artisanship and story-telling.
With a long history of creating goods that focus on traditions of great craftspeople, the opportunities are boundless for African creatives to find success beyond the mass, fast-fashion consumption model.
On this four week course, you’ll examine the vast African continent’s growth and increasing global appeal. You’ll also explore the opportunities and challenges for the future of African luxury fashion brands to market themselves and scale to a global audience.
Investigate consumer psychology
Reflecting on the impact technology has had on access to luxury and its narrative, you will learn how politics, both local and global, impact consumer psychology.
You’ll explore how the decision-making process behind luxury shoppers is motivated by a number of factors and how this has impacted African brands’ global appeal.
Explore the relationship between African cultures and luxury.
After investigating the role culture plays in the meaning and purpose of luxury, you’ll explore how luxury is embedded in African cultures and what this means for brands.
An introduction to some of the most dynamic and emerging luxury fashion brands across the continent will further your understanding of why Africa means business.
Learn from fashion industry experts
Guided by The Hopenclass, a global think tank intersecting culture and academia, you’ll explore how cultural shifts and consumer demands for authentic luxury fashion are helping to place African creatives on a worldwide stage.
You’ll also learn from industry expert Moses, founder of Moshions – a successful luxury fashion brand from Rwanda to help you finish the course with a deep understanding of luxury fashion in the Global South.
- Learn how politics, local and global, impact the consumer psychology of luxury buyers
- Gain an understanding of the role culture plays in the meaning and purpose of luxury
- How is luxury embedded in African cultures?
- Opportunities and challenges for African brands to market themselves and scale
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Develop an understanding of the role of African cultures in the global luxury fashion industry
- Apply techniques and concepts from Africa in the development, creation and marketing of luxury fashion
- Explore the history of African fashion from antiquity to contemporary fashion history, focusing on the continent's contributions to global fashion
- Critique the underreporting of Africa's contribution to the global luxury fashion industry, especially in inspiration, creation and communication
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in fashion.
It will be particularly useful if you would like to learn more about current and future fashion consumer trends.
Who developed the course?
The Hopenclass is a cultural and creative space to (un)learn. Our global think tank stands at the intersection of Culture and Academia. We explore interdisciplinary subjects from entertainment, to business, sustainability and art, and how these influence humanity. The Hopenclass values emotional intelligence and soft skills over IQ, and the real world agrees with us.
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