October 17, 2011

Jezebel surveys "Navajo" fashions

Following on the heels of the Urban Outfitters controversy, the Jezebel blog looks at The Most WTF Navajo-Inspired Clothing And Accessories:Urban Outfitters may have been the recipient of a cease-and-desist letter from the Navajo Nation, which, as the holder of several trademarks on the word "Navajo," is seeking to stop the company from using "Navajo" in its product names and descriptions, but the current vogue for "Navajo"-inspired (and Native American-inspired in general) clothing, jewelry and accessories is hardly limited to one company. From the beautiful to the tacky to the downright disturbing, here's a survey of fashion's latest problematic ethnic "trend."Comment:  These are more like typical Navajo-inspired fashions than the worst.

For more on the subject, see Why Protest Urban Outfitters? and Media Covers Urban Outfitters Controversy.

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