Fashion Racism

Company Claims It's Not Racist In The Worst Way Possible

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Style

Tis the season to dress up like Pocahontas! Sigh. With Halloween approaching, people are searching for costumes and unfortunately, some of them dis...

'Redface' Photo Shoot Sparks Backlash

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.10.2014 | Canada Style

If there are still people doubting that fashion has a problem with race, then take a look at this latest disaster, courtesy of Heidi Klum. The "Pro...

Don't Call Racist Art "Provocative"

Dr. Lisa Tomlinson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada
Dr. Lisa Tomlinson

I am not certain about the extent to which Dasha Zhukova is aware of the offensiveness of the objectification of Black women's bodies as represented in this demeaning photograph. If the intention of art is to engage in political and social issues, shouldn't the artist(s) at least gain some insight of the subject he/she has chosen to represent or interrogate?

When Did We Start Calling Racism Fashion?

Julia Brucculieri | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Style
Julia Brucculieri

Earlier this week, a photo surfaced online that featured Dasha Zhukova (a white, female fashion editor) sitting on top of a chair made to look like a semi-nude black woman. If the chair was art, why did I find it so offensive? Since when did the fashion world become so racist? It's almost as though these fashion editors do it on purpose, just to get people talking. But as someone who loves fashion and art, I often find myself conflicted.