A newly ramped-up force of diversity, equity and inclusion officers are here, armed to hold fashion to account and ensure a now unsustainable exclusionary ethos doesn’t prevail.
Can fashion and craft represent effective ways to foster diversity and inclusivity? Young creatives weigh in.
Museum curators weigh in on leading fashion institutions’ shortcomings and how to move away from a narrow, Eurocentric view on fashion.
The discourse around cultural appropriation in commercial fashion and intellectual property law offer some watchdog mechanisms.
While the early days of trade opened the door to cultural exchange, it simultaneously made way for cultural appropriation.
Academics and curators are navigating a sea change in thinking and public opinion over the borrowing of material culture, particularly from disenfranchised parts of the world.
“Their sense of culture only becomes sensitive when it comes to political issues,” fashion scholar says.