February 22nd, 2015 Last Updated on: September 5th, 2018
Wow, folks are getting bold these days. As reported by Beyond Buckskin and Native Appropriations, KTZ Official launched a new collection for New York Fashion Week. The collection was “inspired” by Native Americans, but I think inspiration went a little too far and the designer basically lifted exact designs without knowing the true meaning behind them.
Let's take a look at some of the pieces in the collection and tell us what you think:
As stated by Bethany Yellowtail on her FB page, her Apsaalooke nights dress was launched in winter of 2014. The dress uses a Crow design from her great great grandmother. The dress next to it was from KTZ Official and folks say it looks mighty familiar. A little too familiar.
And here's another dress that Charlene Holy Bear, Lakota Doll Artist pointed out looked like something she had seen before. “I couldn't help but notice the similarities between this dress and another famous fully beaded Sioux yoke from the Skinner catalog,” she stated on her Facebook page.
And you'll recognize something on this dress if you're familiar with Navajo culture.
Is there anything this designer should do to make this right? You can sound off on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KTZofficial
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