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Designer Lauren Moshi Accused of Being a ‘Culture Vulture’ – Protestors Hold Rally Outside her WeHo Store

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Protestors Accuse Designer Lauren Moshi of Being a ‘Culture Vulture’ Who ‘Steals from POC Artists,’ Hold Rally Outside Her Store in West Hollywood
photo by Virali Dave

WEST HOLLYWOOD (LATaco) — Over four dozen protesters gathered in front of the Lauren Moshi store in West Hollywood on Saturday afternoon to protest the designer’s appropriation of local artists’ work.

Xiana Tlacotl, the organizer of the protest, is an activist, designer, and musician. She’s also a friend of Danny Fuentes, a local artist and the owner and curator of Lethal Amounts, an art gallery, clothing line, and nightlife promoter, including working as an assistant tour manager for Glenn Danzig and working as Morrissey’s personal bodyguard.

Fuentes is one of several artists whose work has been appropriated by Moshi’s line, along with local photographer Estevan Oriol, whose 1995 photo of “L.A. Fingers” has been branded on T-shirts by numerous brands and designers, including Lauren Moshi.

Fuentes’ brand began with a logo: two safety […]

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