Fashion constitutes a system of rules of a highly singular kind, and functions as a trendsetter for social change. Currently, an innovative generation of African fashion designers is engaged in rethinking contemporary “African” fashion while establishing new designer hubs throughout the continent. It is however not solely a question of aesthetic aspects; even more important are forms of cultural and political engagement with an emphatically decolonized self-understanding. At the moment, Generation Now is breaking up and subverting the hegemony of the “Western fashion system.” No longer will African culture serve solely as a source of inspiration for Western fashion designers. Closely associated with the topic of fashion is the topic of hair.