The house of couture has received not so good reviews on their Spring 2013 collection recently displayed at NY Fashion Week. The designers have stated that the collection was an homage to the first African settlers of their native Sicily. However, the distorted “Auntie Jemima” images, are causing extreme pause among those who would ordinarily leap at the chance at wearing their latest designs.
Azealia Banks “Van Vogue”…acknowledges Dolce and Gabbana in this song released prior to the fashion show.
Banks, who mentions the designers in her fashion-forward track “Van Vogue,” took to Twitter to vent her disgust and announce that she was “definitely boycotting Dolce & Gabanna [sic].”
“Whoever designed that racist ass Dolce and Gabanna collection needs a swift kick in the mouth and a big dick up the ass,” tweeted Banks. “I really hate when people do corny, racist things then try to justify it as ‘art.’ It’s all just really unnecessary. The clothes in the collection were fine without all the “black mammie” imagery.”
Is this rant just another backwards approach at garnering public attention by creating ‘beef’ with the very designers she gives props to in the best promotional tool known to man…her music? Do the ‘advocates’ of today actually mean what they say or are they generating media stir?
…There was not one model of African descent in the show.