Visible but Subservient

If you have taken any class within a cultural studies context or have managed to become socially conscious, you probably share with the Fashion Intel the ability to spot a binary from a mile away. No matter the greatness of these clothes nor the beauty of the photography, it is evident to the conscious eye we have a lightly veiled theme of master and servant. Many have demanded visibility for more diverse models, positing participation in editorial spreads rather than acting as scenery, but surely this is not the kind of representation we desired.

New York Magazine is one of my favorites to read and they have by far the best blogs on the internet [see The Cut], but apparently they didn’t get the memo that Asian women have the capability to do more than simply serve white women. I love Fall Fashion spreads, but not when they continue to perpetuate racist images.

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3 Responses to “Visible but Subservient”

  1. gayskeleton Says:

    I am incensed to no end by this although the Harijuku Girls said I had wicked style.

  2. youcouldbelievethis Says:

    It’s amazing to me that this concept was approved. You’d think we’ve moved pass this type of stereotyping. And it’s sad because you rarely see Asian models anyway, and this lady is stunning.

  3. Grace Says:

    woah, pretty bad.

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