Stella McCartney had an Africa-inspired runway show and Twitter is not here for it.

Stella McCartney had an Africa-inspired runway show and Twitter is not here for it.
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Stella McCartney is the latest designer accused of cultural appropriation after her (predominately white) models sashayed down the runway in African-inspired designs during Paris Fashion week.

Stella McCartney had an Africa-inspired runway show and Twitter is not here for it.
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McCartney used ankara for her Spring/Summer 2018 collection—a cotton fabric with vibrant designs that are primarily associated with tribal-like patterns and motifs. According to AllThingsAnkara.com, the fabric is also commonly called "African prints","African wax prints" and "Dutch wax."

Stella McCartney had an Africa-inspired runway show and Twitter is not here for it.
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To quote OkayAfrica, people accused McCartney of "taking designs that Africans have been wearing for years, calling them [her] own, and charging people out the ass for them."

Stella McCartney had an Africa-inspired runway show and Twitter is not here for it.
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Twitter was definitely not impressed:

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But more than that, they thought these outfits looked mighty familiar. Many dragged McCartney for "designing" the dresses their mothers, aunts, and grandmas have been wearing for years:

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Stella McCartney joins a long list of designers accused of appropriating different cultures with their designs, including Tory Burch, Les Benjamins, and Marc Jacobs.

McCartney also used a lot of acid-washed denim in her show, which is definitely not as offensive as appropriating African designs, but still pretty damn offensive.

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