Skaters Respond to Their Fashion's Appropriation, Namely Vogue's "Skate Week"
“I think ‘Vogue’ is f*cking dumb and knows nothing about skating, and their approach was ignorant and stupid.”
Fashionista talked to NYC skaters to gauge their response to fashion’s current obsession with its culture. Oft-mentioned was Vogue’s “Skate Week,” and its approach to the sport.
One anonymous skate photographer spoke about consulting for Vogue with malice: “I think Vogue is fucking dumb and knows nothing about skating, and their approach was ignorant and stupid.” Another brand who was included within Vogue‘s “Skate Week” mentions responded to its not-so-great naming with an Instagram post: “Suck our vaginas @voguemagazine.”
Other had mixed emotions, including someone from Brooklyn’s KCDC:
“I think the people who get mad about it are those who try to ‘own’ skateboarding, but you can’t own skateboarding. It’s for everyone and you can’t try to claim it as your own. I think it’s flattering to skateboarding that it’s reaching other areas and other lifestyles, but it sucks if they don’t do it properly or get the right people involved.”
What’s left is a torn community – some who appreciate the extra recognition while others are irate about the posers and cheap mimicry. Read the entire article here.