Anyone who follows the fashion pages knows that since Brexit it has become axiomatic that fashion is global and that means fashion is on the side of the angels. For this axiom fully on display, see: https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/wjjjay/an-interview-with-maria-grazia-chiuri-dior.
Of course, I have seen no fashion page defending this idea philosophically. In an earlier post, I point out that defence is hardly possible given the national character of so many luxury brands. No one would even understand what the man was talking about if Sergio Marchionne, the managing director of Ferrari, declared: “Ferrari is not an Italian car!” Please see my earlier post: http://www.ethicsoffashion.com/fashion-and-nation/.
There is a far deeper problem though. Fashion writers and designers seem to think their role in a global liberal economic and cultural order is unproblematic. V&R Chapter 8 discussed Agamben’s criticism of this complacency in fashion circles and stemming from the same anarchist inspired quarters is this high quality assessment: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-supermanagerial-reich/#!
I highly recommend.