Does the Fashion Industry Have an Accountability Issue?

The fashion industry is guided as much by talent and creative vision as it is by trends and the pursuit of “newness.” Yet, as the old adage goes, “there’s nothing new under the sun.” So, in reality, “newness” is more the task of finding fresh ways to present ideas that already exist.

Part of this process involves searching for inspiration, which can be found in a number of places. But what if that inspiration involves the distortion of someone else’s reality? Is that still acceptable?


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