The Use of Cultural Appropriation in Fashion
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Join Date: Apr 2011
Focusing on the 'ethnic' discussion, I do feel it has its place, in bringing diversity and creativity to the world.
Yes we each have our ethnic background but thats what should be awesome, understanding and moving that ethnic style forward. As in the American Indian example cited above, if their religion is so tightly integrated into the garments/ accessories (as we define them), then there really should be no excuse for not respecting them.
If the designers can travel to Peru et all and take inspiration, one would hope its not just a matter of liking the designs, packing a big suitcase with the variety and 'modifying them' back in Paris. Hopefully the designer would have read a thing or two on the significance/ history and inspiration for the design in the first place.
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