Creative director of Victoria’s Secret, Sophia Neophitou, described this year’s (2016) show and concept as taking something that’s naïve and homespun and turning it into something luxurious.

Break that statement down into something that’s traditional and historical (naïve), who have built a culture and identity (homespun) and elevating it from what it is, considerably primitive (in the context of the director’s intention), to make it more… well, luxurious. Coming from a business that has already had so many controversies with cultural appropriation, I talk about the implications of the oriental perception that need to be disregarded by designers, creative directors and industry names in order for there to be a future for the industry - read more here.