Friday, August 5, 2011
Let’s face it, in the fashion industry and well, in any industry, the race card has always brought up as a sensitive issue and has caused controversy in the past and still remains today. Time and time again, we’ve seen “The Asian Issue” for V Magazine and the more recent Vogue China’s all Asian models cover, where fashion editorials and specifically ethnic models have been categorized as separate from the “norm”. Whether the intention is to glorify and appreciate a culture, race or people, the fact that these models are categorized simply brings up moral issues of racism and discrimination. Unfortunately, the issue of race has and always been around but to clearly divide the models by race is perhaps playing too close with fire. Check out the editorials below and tell us, what is your stance on the race issue in the fashion community?
Posted by: Saeko