The fashion industry was — and still is — built on a colonial model of extraction and exploitation, often at the expense of the environment and human rights. Recent scholarship has called for the reimagining of the system. This requires unlearning what we know about fashion in order to change common understandings of power, reorient metrics of success, and dismantle tokenism, appropriation, and misrepresentation within the fashion system. This reading list offers five perspectives on how to decolonize fashion.

Priah Heritage designs with crocheted inserts, created by hand in the mountainous region of Boyacá, Colombia.

Priah Heritage designs with crocheted inserts, created by hand in the mountainous region of Boyacá, Colombia. Model Michelle Arteaga, photographed by Andrés Oyuela, with makeup and hair by Verónica Ospina. Art director: Devorah Goldd. Photo courtesy of Juanita García and Priah Heritage.