Thom Browne fall 2014 rtw backstage
THIS IS NOT THOM BROWNE’S, THIS IS NOT “LORDE-INSPIRED”
East African women (and probably other women from that region of the world) have BEEN dying their fingertips
Reblogging for knowledge drop
Yup, my momma been doin this.
I know Sooooo many black and brown girls that use to get mocked for this (Some African, indo-pak) and now its acceptable because its “fashion”
There’s something that really, really sickens me about the way fashion treats the traditions stolen from black/brown regions.For example:
But let’s not forget the first time dip dyed fingers were seen on the runway. Sorry Thom, but Mara Hoffman beat you to it. For her Fall 2011 show, the “Middle Eastern desert woman” look was complete with ink-stained fingers. Makeup artist Lottie for Make Up For Ever used body paint to achieve the look.
Literally, it’s been a fashion trend rooted in taking real present day women and turning them into exotic, taboo fictionalized caricatures. It’s not even “oh we stole this look and pretending it’s brand new” it’s "This is fashion because we’re acknowledging that we don’t consider these women as *real* and we want to *dirty* ourselves by playing dress up as them" I continue to get “look how weird and daring my pristine white model hands look with this horrifying risky taboo ink on my finger tips” from these fashion websites as they describe this “look.”
I’m sorry, women in Africa and South Asia are constantly used as this sick juxtaposition to pristine white dainty womanhood. Want to be daring and fashionable? Associate yourselves with one of these grimy cultures (that no one even understand on the most shallow of levels) and it’s suddenly so horrifying it’s avant garde.
This really, and truly creeps me out deep down to see the real women from various, rich cultures placed in such a box. Only to be opened when a white super model wants to be interpreted as “daring”.