Louis Vuitton

Whose Culture Is It Anyway?

Whose Culture Is It Anyway?

Designers find inspiration any and everywhere. As of late, they have taken to finding inspiration in culturally significant African pieces. Louis Vuitton’s new fashion trend sees him turning the Basotho blanket, worn by the Basotho people who are indigenous to Lesotho, into the latest menswear. The designer did the same thing in 2012 with his spring/summer men’s collection being inspired by the Massai tribe located in Kenya and Tanzania. One of the main issues in this regard is that whilst Louis Vuitton’s pieces quickly sell out, the tribes which inspire said pieces rarely get compensated. Which begs the question, is…
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