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.
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.