A Much-Needed Primer on Cultural Appropriation

This fall alone, Paul Frank served "Rain Dance Refresher" cocktails at a "Pow Wow"-themed fashion week event, ASOS debuted a "Go Native" Navajo-inspired line with cringe-inducing copy, and Karlie Kloss walked the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway in a floor-length war bonnet and not much else. Why are fashion… » 11/13/12 5:00pm 11/13/12 5:00pm

Urban Outfitters And The Navajo Nation: What Does The Law Say?

Sasha Houston Brown's open letter to Urban Outfitters regarding its use of the word "Navajo" in its product names may or may not have inspired company C.E.O. Glen Senk to fauxpologize in the comments — the company still won't confirm or deny whether it was really Senk or someone impersonating him — but it's certainly… » 10/13/11 7:00pm 10/13/11 7:00pm

Forever 21's Bizarre Knockoff Empire

The top row of shirts is by Forever 21. The bottom row is by a small California-based label called Trovata. Welcome to a peek behind the curtain at secretive, cult-y, and very rapidly growing fast-fashion chain Forever 21. » 1/24/11 4:55pm 1/24/11 4:55pm

Is Fashion Smart?

Paper editor Kim Hastreiter and incoming T editor Sally Singer dance around a key question in this long, fairly insightful conversation: Is it really possible to be a smart person and like fashion? » 9/07/10 6:38pm 9/07/10 6:38pm

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Target Sells Fascist T-Shirt

This is the Spanish flag as it was during Francisco Franco's reign of terror. Spain changed it in 1978, removing the eagle Franco had added; the current flag looks like this. So guess which flag Target put on a t-shirt? » 6/14/10 5:00pm 6/14/10 5:00pm

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Why Is There A Swastika On This Marc Jacobs Bag?

Fashion blogger/law professor Susan Scafidi asks this perfectly reasonable question. The passementerie embroidery on a hobo bag from Marc Jacobs' spring collection appears to be centered around an infamous Nazi symbol. It's springtime for Hitler, fashionistas. [Counterfeit Chic] » 1/15/10 2:30pm 1/15/10 2:30pm