The relationship between fashion and the body is integral to our understanding of our social and material lives.
Category: Concepts & Theory
The ongoing debate about cultural appropriation is more relevant now than ever. Not infrequently, the fashion system exploits the cultural elements of racialized groups of people under the pretense of an innocent “inspiration.”
In 2020, Holt Renfrew and Kimberly Jenkins produced a three-part panel series titled ‘Retail as a Portal.’ Watch the recordings from these powerful gatherings on October 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2020:
This week, Research Assistant Adriana Hill is guiding us through what she has found on Orientalism and its prevalence in fashion:
Perhaps the most contentious topic in fashion over the past ten years, cultural appropriation touches on a pressure point for many, as we grapple with the question, “who owns culture?”
When it comes to the nuances of racism and discrimination, we must also talk about the insidious nature of ‘race’ in terms of skin color and shade.