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Mexico Questions Zara, Anthropologie and Patowi Over Indigenous Designs

Mexico's secretary of culture Alejandra Frausto Guerrero is known for seeking to curb cultural appropriation…

Mexico Must Do More to Protect Indigenous Fashion Designs, Experts Say

"Appropriate credit" is what Mexican communities and government officials are increasingly demanding fashion…

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.