Category: Politics + Anti-Fashion

Indian Giver – An exhibition of fashion, textiles and wearable art

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MAY 10, 2016 The Setsuné Indigenous Fashion Incubator is thrilled to announce the opening exhibition of its inaugural Collective Creation Project – Indian Giver. In partnership with Craft Ontario and Culture Storm, this exhibition of commissioned works addresses issues of cultural appropriation through fashion, textiles and wearable art with curatorial vision by […]

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Audio: Appropriation on CBC’s Metro Morning with Matt Galloway

The Toronto born fashion designers behind D-Squared are under fire after the release of the label’s latest women’s collection. Matt Galloway spoke with Sage Paul. She is a Toronto based indigenous artist who works in fashion textiles and wearable art.

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Dsquared brings back dated, racist slurts “squ*w” and “eskimo” for new collection

We very much disagree with and are very offended by the blatant CULTURAL APPROPRIATION of and RACISM towards Indigenous people and our culture in Dsquared2’s latest collection “‪Dsqu*w‬” *shudder* The line between “inspired by” and “appropriation” is often confused, unfortunately, however the use of slur’s like “squaw” is completely unacceptable; racism has no grey area. The […]

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Ralph Lauren’s Native American Ads Reveal Sad Truth About The Fashion World

This article originally appeared in Huff Post by Kim Bhasin The clothing company Ralph Lauren released an online advertisement for its RRL line last month that drew scathing criticism from Native Americans. The ad’s imagery harked back to the Old West, with henley jerseys and rustic jeans displayed in faded sepia tones. And while one page […]

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