Images of the Dior 2020 Cruise runway collection has sparked another debate online amongst fashion critics. The recent DIOR 2020 Resort collection which took place in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh has sparked a debate. The high profile event that was attended by Hollywood A-listers including Lupita Nyong’o, Jessica Alba is facing a backlash. Of course, we all can tell where the issue is coming from. Cultural appreciation or cultural appropriation?
Dior Cruise 2020 Cultural Appreciation or Cultural Appropriation?
Maria Grazia Chiuri creative director of the French fashion giant presented her signature silhouettes in a variation of Ankara print fabrics. The lavish show which took place at the El Badi Palace in Marrakesh showcased eye-catching wax print fabrics. Important to realise, the collection was produced as a collaboration with Uniwax an Ivory Coast textile brand. According to DIOR, Uniwax reinterpreted two of the House’s signature motifs: ‘toile de Jouy’ and ‘tarot’ cards. This was done in 100% AFRICAN WAX under the Uniwax Special Edition Christian Dior Label.
Even though all these were done in partnership with an African fashion brand and hosted in Africa, tongues are still wagging. Therefore, take a look below and tell us if you think this is cultural appreciation or appropriation.