Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Appropriation: what is it, who's doing it, and why it needs to stop

Culture

this netflix documentary about the cambridge analytica scandal will make you want to log off forever

Watch the trailer here, and check out the rest of i-D’s cultural highlights for the week.
Roisin Lanigan
a day ago
News

no kim, you can’t call your new brand ‘kimono’

The announcement of Kim Kardashian-West’s new shapewear brand has sparked outrage, especially in Japan.
Mahoro Seward
6.27.19
Culture

'asian girls' is the mesmerising horror film taking on cultural fetishisation

And messing with Pornhub searches in the process. Watch it here.
Briony Wright
3.21.19
Culture

this photographer is exploring cultural appropriation and the effects of gentrification

Thalia Gochez's recent series honours Latinx culture and seeks to reclaim a neighbourhood in a state of rapid change.
Sara Radin
8.28.18
Fashion

the pope wears prada slippers: a history of fashion’s obsession with religion

Why do so many designers use religion in their collections when it so easily causes offense?
Felix Petty
5.8.18
Film

could the new wes anderson film be culturally insensitive?

An LA Times review has sparked a debate about the film online.
Douglas Greenwood
3.22.18
News

the problem with kim kardashian saying she “does not see colour”

Kim’s response to critics of her Aaliyah Halloween costume has only caused more backlash.
André-Naquian Wheeler
11.7.17
News

marc jacobs apologizes for putting white models in dreadlocks

"Maybe I’ve been insensitive."
Hannah Ongley
8.8.17
News

kendall and kylie jenner superimpose their faces over tupac and biggie on new t-shirts

The sisters’ new Vintage T-shirts collection has proved controversial for the appropriation of iconic rap and rock imagery, it’s ‘vintage’ claim, and the $125 price tag.
Charlotte Gush
6.29.17
Culture

5 african-german women on natural hair and cultural appropriation

What does hair have to do with self-acceptance? What needs to change to stop the pressure for women to have straight hair? We head to Berlin to talk confidence and cornrows in the German capital.
i-D Staff
6.23.17
News

the united nations may finally make cultural appropriation illegal

Indigenous delegates from 189 countries are meeting in Geneva to make Navajo panties stop happening.
Hannah Ongley
6.16.17
Culture

african tales is the new zine from searingly cool collective born n bread

We talk to the team about the many facets of Africa and why being black isn’t a trend.
Tish Weinstock
7.22.16
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