FSN 221 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Cultural Appropriation

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Published on 21 Apr 2013
School
Ryerson University
Department
Fashion
Course
FSN 221
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Fashion Cycles, Symbols, and Flows
1. What is a theory?
2. What are fashion cycles and flows?
- Trickle-up, down, and across
- Cultural appropriation
3. How do I interpret fashion?
Trickle-Down Theory
- Fashion trends start among the elite or fashion leaders and move down to the masses of fashion
followers
- Elites -> Mass Population
Trickle-Up Theory
- Fashion trends start among the masses (youth, sub-cultures), and move upward to the fashion
leavers and elites
- Mass Population -> Elites
Trickle-Across Theory
- Fashion moves horizontally from fashion leaders to masses at the same social level
Cultural Appropriation
The Harm of Cultural Appropriation
1. Misrepresentation of culture
2. Dehumanizes and devalues
3. Removes context and meaning