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Beyond Black Squares: Fashion’s Diversity Experts on How the Industry Can Avoid Tone-Deaf Missteps

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Beyond Black Squares: Fashion’s Diversity Experts on How the Industry Can Avoid Tone-Deaf Missteps

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.

clock November 5, 2020Tara Donaldson

A lookbook image from Panafrica.

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Craft May Be Fashion’s Answer to Greater Cultural Collaboration

Can fashion and craft represent effective ways to foster diversity and inclusivity? Young creatives weigh in.

clock November 5, 2020Martino Carrera

Installation view, Patrick Kelly: A Retrospective. Brooklyn Museum, 2004

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Can Fashion Museums Help Dismantle the Industry’s Diversity Issues?

Museum curators weigh in on leading fashion institutions’ shortcomings and how to move away from a narrow, Eurocentric view on fashion.

clock November 5, 2020Natalie Theodosi

Navajo rugs in Prescott, Ariz.

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Who Owns Culture? There’s a Legal Side to the Issue of Cultural Appropriation

The discourse around cultural appropriation in commercial fashion and intellectual property law offer some watchdog mechanisms.

clock November 5, 2020Sindhu Sundar

Bella Hadid, Karlie Kloss and Grace Hartzel backstage at the Marc Jacobs spring 2017 runway show in dreadlock wigs, which Jacobs apologized for after the show.

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How Cultural Appropriation Became a Hot-button Issue for Fashion

While the early days of trade opened the door to cultural exchange, it simultaneously made way for cultural appropriation.

clock November 3, 2020Tonya Blazio-Licorish and Obi Anyanwu

A model poses in an ensemble from Dior's "Madame Butterfly" collection designed by John Galliano at the Polo de Paris.

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Fashion Has Found Beauty in Other Cultures for Centuries — but Has It Given Due Credit?

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.

clock November 2, 2020Miles Socha

A model wears a creation by Italian designer Giorgio Armani as part of Giorgio Armani PrivÈ spring/summer 2015 collection.

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Beauty Before Identity: Cultural Appropriation Awareness Low in China

“Their sense of culture only becomes sensitive when it comes to political issues,” fashion scholar says.

clock October 22, 2020Tianwei Zhang



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