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I ran across this article in The Guardian earlier today: http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015/apr/06/tartan-day-scotland-clothing-history. I found it very thought-provoking in the way it described the various ways tartan was worn, by whom, and for what reasons over the past ~300 years. The photos and descriptions of how Alexander McQueen not only used tartan, but named his collections Highland Rape and Widows of Culloden, were jarring and unsettling. I am having a hard time with on one hand his using a platform such as a fashion show to bring light to what he termed genocide, but on the other a fashion show is still just a means to sell stuff and publicize his brand. Mixing the two didn’t sit right with me.
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