Rachel Zoe Pronounces "Tribal Trend" So Hot Right NowDodai Stewart1/18/10 2:00pmFiled to: style filetribal trendRachel Zoenative americansCultural appropriationIndians122EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink"Gone native" is the title of the latest Zoe Report missive. Indigenous peoples, this is your moment!In 2008, American Apparel produced a printed clothing line titled "Afrika." Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2008 collection included geometric prints and raffia hats. Also in 2008: Elle featured "tribal-inspired" diamond jewelry meant to look like African masks. (The jewelry was made by De Beers, the company founded by Cecil Rhodes, the guy with the scholarship named after him who was sort of a white supremacist; De Beers has been accused of mistreating workers and fixing diamond prices.). In addition, Galliano showed "fertility idol" shoes — with heels that looked like African sculptures — that year.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.