According to the description, the shirt is a reference to the original Gianni Versace "Native American" print from the brand's 1992 collection.
"Gianni Versace’s inspirations for the print come from the world of the American West. Feathers, a Native American symbol of trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power and freedom, grace this iconic print, which made its debut on the Versace Fall Winter 1992 runway," the website said.
Not only is the T-shirt appropriating Native American culture, it condenses multiple Native American tribes into one vague identity.
Although honoring Versace's legendary career is important, there are many more iconic Versace prints that would've paid homage to Gianni's legacy and respected cultures simultaneously.
Today's designers need to be be in tune with what's happening TODAY — including cultural appropriation.
Granted, this particular print debuted in 1992, when a dialogue between designers and the cultures they were (allegedly) ripping off was mostly nonexistent. But the world has changed, and people know better now. Fashion needs to be as woke as the people they want to dress. Things that got by in the '90s are unacceptable today.
Fashion powerhouses like Versace should not use their massive public platforms to steal from Native cultures. There are plenty of ways that fashion can celebrate other cultures without ripping them off.
But maybe stay away from tribal prints until you figure that out.