Geraldine Wharry – DECOLONISING AFRO AESTHETICS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY – OP-ED BY KOURA ROSY-KANE
Deep social transformations have re-occurred these past few weeks and months, since the unfortunate murder of George Floyd. Not that police brutality is a new phenomenon. It has happened several times in the past without necessarily being shown or filmed. The violence and injustice towards Black communities existed prior to those events.
Today, the question around institutionalised racism has made its return in the public space and it is hard to ignore the social racial issues it brings to light for the world, and within the premise of fashion culture, and the style industry.