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The fifth and final trend for Heimtextil 2020, Multi-Local celebrates inclusivity over appropriation by honouring traditional craftsmanship and shifting the world’s gaze to embrace exchange, creative integrity and diverse identities.

In a cross-continent collaboration between Nigerian photographer and stylist Stephen Tayo and Dutch photographer and artist Jan Hoek, the visionary pair bring Multi-Local to a whole new audience by documenting the way regional style interacts with global influences.

It’s a celebration of crafted and decorative pattern, from tribal and folkloric to geometric and abstract. Textile colours become part of a wider cultural narrative, linked to local community, cultural heritage and private identity. Get ready, as hyper-locals are going global.

Stefan Jakob

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