Appropriation V. Appreciation: An Illustrated Style Guide

September 23, 2014

Appropriation v. Appreciation: An Illustrated Style Guide

I really enjoyed reading Interrupt Magazine’s take on the difference between appropriating the aesthetic elements of other people’s cultures and appreciating them. It’s targeted at women (who tend to be a bit more aesthetically adventurous, after all) but it all applies to men, as well.

So: if you’ve ever wondered if an Indian blanket-inspired coat is something a white dude should wear, this is a good place to start.

(illustration by Mohammed Fayaz)