Shuri’s Style Shines In Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

It has been four years since we last visited Wakanda and saw each tribe of the fictional African country brought to life through immaculate costumes and visionary styling. For Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter did it again. Once again, the legendary designer leads wardrobing for the sequel and intertwines tributes to the late Chadwick Boseman through the film’s costuming. Not only does she bring Wakanda back to life but she also developed the costumes for the underwater universe of Talokan, the community of the film’s villain, Namor (played by Tenoch Heurta). It was no easy feat to elevate both fictionalized worlds which are heavily inspired by real cultures. It took extensive research to get the costuming just right, especially for the film’s many underwater scenes.