Train Wreck African-Themed Fashion Show Had No Black Models Whatsoever
In this week’s news of egregious cultural appropriation, Japanese fashion designer Junya Watanabe showed his Spring 2016 collection at the Museum of Immigration in Paris and it was a terrible display of ersatz Colonialism that made me wince.
This looks as though J.Crew flew into a Masai tribe, stole all of their accessories and then walked away. Total train wreck from the neckwear to literally all of the models being white AND wearing fake dreads. Good lord, no.
Fashion we love you, but sometimes you need to get a grip.
The Twitter fashion account Four Pins summed it up best:
who wore it best: junya watanabe s/s 16 or rachel dolezal? pic.twitter.com/Z7ISApz6d6
— Four Pins (@Four_Pins) June 26, 2015