All tagged DSquared2

Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Fashion

I’ll be the first to admit that when it comes to most sports I’m at a bit of a loss. It’s not for a lack of trying. I played sports as a kid, joined rec leagues in university, and am a season ticket holder for the Stampeders. For me sports are more of a social gathering than a genuine expression of my personal passion for it. I have two exceptions: baseball and Olympics.

Cultural Appropriation on the DSquared2 Milan Fashion Week Catwalk

Shame on you DSquared2, shame on you. Twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten must have been absolutely nonsensical in their new brand’s presentation at Milan Fashion Week. It was, “partly inspired by Canadian Indian Tribes.” They initially named this collection “DSquaw.”  I take issue not so much with the collection itself, rather the description and launch of it. There appeared to be no consultation, collaboration or basic human respect for the communities they were “inspired” by. Since the much deserved backlash, the purposely used hashtag #DSquaw and #eksimeaks were removed from the brand’s social media accounts. They were replaced with #DSquare but the damage was done.