Check out how New York Fashion Week Fall 2017 was used to express their political views after the election. The stage had become the voice for many in the form of fashion. Statements ranged from reminding everyone ‘People are People’ to sending out messages of women empowerment to calling for a revolution.
The designer Mara Hoffman, used the stage to remind everyone that Women’s march was not done. According to Refinery 29, The Women’s March co-chairs explained in a joint statement that they felt compelled to participate in Hoffman’s presentation. “So many of our communities are being stripped away from basic human rights, that we must all come together and use our platforms to stand together,” they said. “We commend Mara and other designers who have made a public stance on today’s political climate. The days of just sitting back and hoping for change are no longer an option.” The fabrics used for her fashion statements were knits, denims and other materials which give a classic idea of American workwear – clothing for those who still have work to do.
According to allure, Rebecca Minkoff closed the show with live performance by MILCK, who sang her hit song ‘Quiet’ , the unofficial anthem of Women’s March.
Jonathan Simkhai added fuel to the girl-power graphic-tee trend by closing his fall show in a “Feminist AF” shirt and giving one to each guest in the front row.
Prabal Gurung stirred up the most hype surrounding the issue at his Sunday show, in which Bella Hadid led the finale in a white T-shirt that read “The Future is Female.” The other models all wore tees stamped with different political slogans such as “Stay Woke,” “Nevertheless, She Persisted,” and “Girls Just Want to Have Fundamental Rights.” The designer took his bow wearing one that said “This is What a Feminist Looks Like.” It was only a matter of hours before Gurung’s feminist tees made their way to street style influencers, including Irene Kim, Aimee Song, and Bryanboy.
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