Cultural Fashion: Transform the Fashion Industry From Villain to Hero | Monica Boța-Moisin
What do the fashion designer Tom Ford, the singer Adele, the country of Romania and a lawyer have in common? The use of ethnic designs in the fashion industry raises issues of plagiarism and cultural misappropriation. Can big fashion houses simply copy traditional clothing designs, trademark these designs, and therefore legally protect the copied design? Monica challenges the cultural sustainability of this kind of behavior and proposes new ways for how the fashion industry can become the ambassador of traditional garments instead of the villain in this story.