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'Black Panther fashion pays tribute to Africa'

Black Panther tells the story of T'challa, a newly crowned king of the fictional, technologically advanced African nation called Wakanda.

A display of some of the outfits worn by actors in the movie 'Black Panther'. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - With the highly-anticipated Marvel film Black Panther set to hit cinemas next week, local filmmakers say the movie's fashion style is a true tribute to the African continent.

The movie opens worldwide on 16 February.

It tells the story of T'challa, a newly crowned king of the fictional, technologically advanced African nation called Wakanda.

The movie has already secured rave reviews with critics praising both its adventure and its portrayal of a majestic Africa.

Local writer and filmmaker Bongani Madondo said: “The thing that really touched black folks and Africans around the world is its imagery. Its use of wardrobe, its aesthetics, the colours, the design – that. People found their stories in that.”

WATCH: Marvel Studios' Black Panther - Official Trailer

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