Although a lot of Alexander McQueen’s Eshu Collection was from 2001, there has been a recent issue with cultural appropriation with fashion. Junya Watanabe's spring 2016 menswear collection featured white models with afros, cornrows, and dread/twist concoctions. No model in this show was black.
(http://www.bustle.com/articles/93863-junya-watanabe-used-cultural-appropriation-in-african-inspired-spring-2016-menswear-show-that-had-no-black). While culture appropriation may not seem like a big issue to some, it is. Having “African” designs that are simply animal print reduce people’s perspectives of these people to someone primitive and gives a strong jungle/animal association. Also, when the only people monetarily benefiting from a show with an African theme are white, it makes you wonder if someone’s ideas or culture are being taken advantage of.
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