June 20, 2017
The Los Angeles Times recently profiled FIDM Fashion Design Graduate Bethany Yellowtail who designs apparel and accessories under the label B.YELLOWTAIL. The three-year-old line, based in Los Angeles and inspired by the designer's Native American tribal heritage and a desire to combat cultural appropriation, has caught the attention of John Legend, Shailene Woodley, America Ferrera, and Vogue's Anna Wintour.
“I realized there is so much [cultural appropriation] going on that I decided I am not even going to get mad anymore, but I decided I was going to do something about it,” she told The Times. “Ultimately, I want to let my work become a learning opportunity and design pieces with cultural integrity.”
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