Exploring Archival Images

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It was pointed out to me that these images are very strong as a pairing in the context of cultural appropriation. I want to explore this further by collecting found imagery of cultural appropriation in fashion and creating an archive of them.

One thing that I find interesting is that these images don’t just show fashion items that are appreciated by consumers – they’re actually meaningless. The context of each item has been removed and lost. (ideas of capitalism)

I find that there isn’t a lot of meaning left in anything anymore as everything is appropriated. Meaning is often stripped when removed from its context. Everyone wants to be ‘unique’ but as a result, everyone ends up looking the same. (context of fashion)

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