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EMBROIDERED DRESSES FROM NORTHERN ETHIOPIA: INFLUENCES ON THE GLOBAL FASHION INDUSTRY [Abstract ID: 0202-06]
Many Ethiopian dress designers are now trying to break into the global fashion market, with varying degrees of success. Some attempts by non-Ethiopian designers to incorporate traditional Ethiopian designs into their work have been met with hostility from Ethiopians. One particular traditional Ethiopian design has, however, managed to dominate a corner of world fashion without really getting the recognition it deserves.