You might’ve seen Gucci’s fall collection at Milan Fashion Week recently.
Instead of the usual luxury, kooky fashion we see on the runway, there was one incongruous item that caught a lot of eyes.
Gucci has used white models to showcase turbans, an item of clothing specific to Sikh religion and culture.
Understandably, it’s caused outcry online.
People felt that Gucci was culturally appropriating the staple, which goes beyond fashion for most Sikhs.
Known as a dastaar, it is the most commonly recognised symbol of the Sikh community (but may be used by other groups).
It’s an article of faith partly to cover long uncut hair and is worn mostly by Sikh boys… Read the full story