The West Greenlandic National costume on the fashion runway - Rosannguag Rossen
the West Greenlandic national costume. This kind of clothing became very popular among Greenlanders, but there were also people who criticized the ‘traditional turn’ into westernizing the Greenlandic culture and thereby harm it. What happens when the Greenlandic tradition(s) turns into fashion? What happens when European and American designers with no attachment to Greenland and the Greenlandic culture get inspired from the national costume and mass produce for example clothing in material far from the traditional sealskin? Who has the right to be inspired from the Greenlandic/Inuit culture and traditions? Do we, as Greenlanders or Inuit have the right to determine that? Is it a requestion of Intellectual Property Rights?