Dolce & Gabbana Cancels Shanghai Fashion Show Following Racism Claims & Instagram Posts

Arguably two of the most iconic figures in fashion, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been celebrating the glamour and culture of Italy through clothes since the ‘80s. Some fashionistas even took to Instagram to express their frustration, sharing images of themselves cutting - up invitations to the fashion show, and burning logo-branded sneakers. Prominent Chinese and Chinese American San Franciscans are expressing their dismay over the D&G incidents, even if recent events are not exactly a surprise to fashion followers<br> <br> >\<br> <br> > Social media can make something trend fast, the videos advertising a product can go viral really easily and boost its sales, but their power work in reverse as well. While racism in luxury fashion is as old as the industry itself, consumers are not letting brands get away with trafficking in racist stereotypes or systematically mistreating people of a particular ethnicity<br> <br> >\<br> <br> > Day embossed his creations with counterfeit logos from luxury brands-Fendi and Louis Vuitton and replica gucci watch - -that black consumers admired. Airlines, grocery stores, fast-fashion conglomerates, and beauty brands all regularly experience backlash from consumers when they behaved offensively<br> <br> >\<br> <br> > In addition, SMG Models, who manage the model in the video which sparked everything off, apologized on its Weibo account, saying that they "resolutely oppose and boycott the D&G designer's anti-Chinese behaviour" and had no control over the shoot. Known for its feminine dresses, elegant tailoring and signature Italian style, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana launched fashion house Dolce & Gabbana in 1985 to offer a special kind of luxury<br> <br> >\<br> <br> > A male voice in Mandarin presents the videos, saying, Welcome to the first episode of ‘Eating with Chopsticks' by Dolce & Gabbana," while the model stabs at the food. According to Wenwen, a salesperson from the Dolce & Gabbana sales counter at Parisian department store Galeries Lafayette, no Chinese customers have purchased any of the brand's bags on Thursday.