How Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter Brought the Afrofuture to Black Panther

The Afrofuture is now with the arrival of king of Wakanda himself. The Oscar-nominated designers vision for the clothing of Black Panther marks a dazzling departure from the uniform spandex and neutral everyday wear of most big-screen superheroics. The fictional African kingdom of Wakanda, where the film takes place and where Prince TChalla (Chadwick Boseman) reigns, is said to be home to an invaluable metal, the jealously-guarded Vibranium, key to its worldwide technological superiority. Really though, Wakandas most valuable resource might be another thing entirelyCarters work. It is home to…

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