Issue 02: News Roundup, May 7, 2021

This first week of AAPI Heritage Month, we focus our discussion on issues relating to Asian American culture and fashion. Over the last year, there has been a terrible spike in hate crimes against Asian Americans. Asian women have been especially affected – they are more than twice as likely as men to report experiencing a hate incident. FRD Contributor Anu Lingala explores how the fashion industry has responded to these tragic events.

Image of women at the Stop Asian Hate Rally in March 2021 in DC. They hold up signs, one reads #hateisavirus and the other reads Stop Asian Hate

Issue 01: News Roundup, April 23, 2021

Welcome to the first edition of In the News! This week, our recap includes discussions of cultural appropriation in design practice, equitable representation in retail, the contradictions of sustainable fashion, expressions of religious identity, and the urgent plight of garment workers.

Image of poet laureate, Amanda Gorman, on the May 2021 cover of Vogue magazine.