One in particular portrayed a dark-skinned Black woman, head wrapped in a brightly colored turban and fair lips carrying a basket of fruit on her head- think a darker skinned Chiquita banana. Many of the earrings from the collection bore the same woman painted both black and white. Critiques claim the pattern and earrings are reminiscent of the controversial mammy archetype- an over-sized African woman enslaved or working as a servant.
Black Woman On Pattern
Are the designers just grabbing inspiration from the past? Or is it too much?
SOURCE: KRISHINA DAVIS