Gucci’s new fashion show hits a sour note amongst muslims for ‘appropriating’ Hijab

11:15 PM | 28 Feb, 2018
Gucci’s new fashion show hits a sour note amongst muslims for ‘appropriating’ Hijab
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Milan- Fashion brand Gucci hits the runway of Milan fashion week with their autumn/winter collection held on 21 February, but that wasn’t so upsetting until the models started to walk in Hijabs, niqabs and Sikh turbans. Not only Muslims but also Sikhs were offended over cultural appropriation.

Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele explained that the inspiration was taken from Donna Haraways 1984 essay on ‘A Cyborg Manifesto.” Which talked about separating humans from animals and machines, defying the boundaries.

However people took to Twitter to express their emotions related to this sensitive issue.

https://twitter.com/jamaniprod/status/968061640309534720?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E3

The outrage was real!

https://twitter.com/lillysinmyhair/status/966804499271647240?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E3

When you see something absurd and offensive:

https://twitter.com/UnalmisYasemin/status/967131581184991237?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E3

What were they even thinking?

https://twitter.com/amylenable/status/967420389331791872?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E3

Some constructive thoughts:

Muslim women are bashed for their headscarves, what are you trying to prove here?

Coming up with creative ideas for anything demands one thing and that is to not hurt or offend the audience, especially in fashion , one wrong move and BOOM! Everything is gone.