Jewellery has always flirted with circular shapes, especially for use in making earrings. The most classic models are theslave and creole styles in gold hoops.
If the name brings to the mind the decorative traditions of the women of colour who were brought to the southern Unites States during the slave trade, the latest interpretation is pure freedom. Colored stones, symbolic pendants and multiple spheres. And the evolution goes on.
Anna Bassi, Vogue Gioiello n. 109, March 2010 Published: 08/05/2011 “
After trying to digest this ignorance, I became heated considering my adoration for the fashion industry which historically discriminates against people of color in-spite of draining & exploiting resources from Mother Africa (no secret where style & beauty originated). How could the industry’s leading publication/fashion BIBLE, VOGUE Magazine make such an insensitive error in this day and age?? Chalk it up to institutionalized racism and a lack of concern for offending anyone of color, oppression, or common sense. SO disgusted VOGUE, and I will consider ending my 15 + year relationship as a faithful subscriber if no apology is issued and this ridiculous article isn’t taken down. There is NOTHING humorous, fashionable, chic or stylish about slavery. NOTHING. And no hoop earring, regardless of the price tag will represent “freedom” or liberation from oppression. Stop it with the racist marketing ploy, unless you want racist consumers as the new demographic.