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How to Address Fashion’s Racism Problem

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It’s time for fashion brands to get serious about improving their cultural IQ.

In recent months, there have been several instances of fashion brands offending the black community with clothing that panders to offensive and, in my view, racist imagery. Last week, Italian fashion powerhouses Gucci stopped selling a “balaclava knit” that featured a roll neck design that was criticised for resembling blackface. Just days later, singer Katy Perry has been forced to apologise after a pair of shoes from her latest range drew similar comparisons.

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