These Western clothes are definitely inspired by indigenous African fashion

Alice Otchere Johnson August 09, 2018

Maasai shuka cloth

Shuka cloth of the Maasai 

The Maasai of Kenya and Tanzania have been the muse of multiple style houses such as Louis Vuitton and Burberry. Their unique clothing style; Shuka, create fashion statements that are very unique. Many described this move by the famous fashion houses as cultural appropriation on their part as they take credit for what is not originally theirs. The Maasai Intellectual Property Initiative (MIPI) was thus set up to challenge such fashion houses and demand royalties for the imitations of their native garment.

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