This chapter explores two aspects of the processes that sometimes appear to be in opposition to one another and at other times to operate alongside each other. The first process concerns local appropriations of Western-inspired clothing styles, while the second deals with constructions of ‘traditional’ dress. Economically and culturally textiles and clothing are important in African history and in contemporary society. The design scene is the most twist on the ever-changing appreciation of stylish dress in Zambia as it is in many other countries in Africa. The chapter also explores the contemporary fashion scene in Zambia in interactions between consumers and tailors and emerging designers who are launching their own brands, incorporating local dress aesthetics and global taste inspirations into new style creations. Second-hand clothing is redefined as ‘new’ in Zambia through a variety of processes that change the meaning of clothes.