cultural appropriation Articles
The gua sha: a miracle mineral massager or Instagram’s latest culturally appropriated accessory?
Instagram has adopted this item as its latest luxury skincare trend, but few people know about its origins in Chinese traditional medicine.
Opinion: Gucci’s history of insensitivity is a step too far for fashion
Editor-In-Chief, Anja Samy, considers the boundaries of artistic inspiration in the fashion industry
Are the curtains finally falling for Dolce & Gabbana?
With Chinese customers consuming over 33% of global luxury product, we examine how racism at Dolce & Gabbana is undeniably out of fashion.
Gucci’s turban ‘accessory’ is disgraceful
The major fashion brand missed an opportunity to improve representation, and instead opted for cultural appropriation
Interview: J. Chambers
Madeleine Jones speaks to the up-and-coming rapper about his next EP, the issue of cultural appropriation in hip hop and how social media has changed his relationship with his supporters
Elrow uses ‘disrespectful’ picture of Hindu god in promotional poster
There has been outrage in reaction to Elrow’s use of a Hindu God in their promotional material, prompting many to accuse them of ‘appalling’ cultural appropriation
The difficulty with cultural appropriation
Ed John argues that we need to take into account structural and political concerns rather than celebrity hairstyles when truly discussing about cultural appropriation
Yoga and 1920s themes are the latest targets in ‘cultural appropriation’ disputes
This week both Oxford University and the University of Ottawa have been criticised in the latest examples of unacceptable “cultural appropriation”
The Cultural Appropriation Game
With issues of cultural appropriation surrounding this year’s Pangaea, Elliott Mills takes a humorous look at the controversy