That’s a Wrap: Coachella fashion trends steal from elements of Native American cultures

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by Melina Nakos, Reporter

Coachella, an annual music and arts festival in Indio, California, is a showcase of new fashion trends which often include versions of Native American cultural garments.

The usage of Native American symbols in white fashion may seem innocent, but if people do not make efforts to understand their privilege and to learn about the cultural significance of Native American clothing, wearing fashion based off of Native American clothing is just cultural appropriation.

For more on my opinion concerning cultural appropriation in fashion, listen to episode 6 of my podcast “That’s a Wrap.”


 

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Melina Nakos (12) is a reporter for The Winged Post. This is her third year as a part of the journalism program. She is also an acting certificate student and loves participating in performing arts. In addition, she makes films. Melina also is the captain of the Improv Troupe and the Disability Awareness Program representative for The Harker School.