This project explored the appropriation of Ghetto style/aesthetics and their cultural, political and historical importance to their creators, Black people. In researching for this project I struggled to find any material of the subject of appropriation and the few I did find were scattered across the web. After identifying the fashion industry as a major culprit in the appropriation of Ghetto culture, I decided the best form for this project to take was a fashion magazine. This magazine houses the articles/information I found on the topic as well as my own interview with a "ghetto enthusiast" and visual responses to the topic that help to illustrate the written text.

Front cover and title page.

(Double-page spread)

(Mini Book Pull out)

A mini-book exploring the visual language/imagery of Black beauty magazines and stores, understanding their relevance in the development/sharing of Ghetto style aesthetics.

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