Fashion is expression. It is a reflection of the trends, mannerisms, and behaviors that are popular in society at a given point in history. For centuries, Black culture has been the largest influence on the fashion industry and civilization as a whole yet has been given no credit. When Black people popularize a trend and express their culture, it is associated with negative connotations but when white people appropriate the same styles, they are praised for the innovation and profit off of the stolen culture. This double standard is deeply ingrained in the racist system we live in and is not acceptable. Trends and styles in fashion hold significance and meaning to the culture they originate from, meaning when a piece of another culture is taken without knowing the history behind it, the culture is being appropriated, not appreciated. Black people must be credited and celebrated for all that they have contributed throughout history. Some fashion trends can be traced back to ancient times and others have been more recent, all however are significant to Black people and Black culture around the world today.