In other racist clothing news…
The collection Dolce & Gabbana just showed during Milan Fashion Week is raising some eyebrows due to their choice of accessories and prints.
Specifically, the earrings featuring busts of both black and white females, as well as several dresses that portray slave-like imagery, have many people accusing the designers of being racist.
Coincidentally, D&G published a detailed explanation about the earrings and prints, which were inspired by Caltagirone ceramic vases, on their website Swide.com and multiple examples on Facebook:
"The head is inspired by Moorish features. Moorish is a term used to define many peoples throughout history. Medieval and early modern Europeans applied the name to the Berbers, Arabs, Muslim Iberians and West Africans, although it has to be said that the term 'Moorish' has no real ethnological value. In Sicily’s case it defines the conquerors of Sicily. The first Muslim conquest of southern Italy lasted 75 years, from 827 to 902 AD."
Sounds like some people are reading a little too into this, especially since they made it clear the entire collection was a nod to their Sicilian heritage.
Now that you know some of the back story…
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