Wednesday, 15 February 2017

NYFW Gets Political

With New York Fashion Week well underway, we've seen colour and prints galore over at DVF, party girl vibes at Alexander Wang and structured blazers at Victoria Beckham. But one thing that we can't seem to ignore - and predicted - is the political messages seen thorought some collections.

From Planned Parenthood pins and white bandana's to a whole lot of slogans. The designers mean business, or politics.

We first told you about the white bandana's last week, when we started to notice pretty much everyone wearing them. Every model at Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi show wore bandanas on their wrist and Raf Simons's Calvin Klein invites were the bandana's themselves to show a sign of unity throughout the industry.

Now it's the turn of the slogan. Designers have been using slogans for some time now to get their voice heard. We see it season after season, but this time around, it's different. It's no secret that the industry is some what disappointed and angry about who is in office and in charge of their country. So why not express how they are feeling on the world's biggest stage?

 Mexican designed Raul Solis made his opinion quite clear by sending his models down the catwalk in white knickers declaring 'F*** your wall' and 'No ban. No wall!'

More slogans were found at Creatures of Comfort where models wore 'We are all human beings' sweatshirts. 

It was over at Prabal Gurung where things got real political. The designer sent out his mdoels in a spotlight lit catwalk where the message was loud and clear: 'I am an immigrant,' 'The future is female,' 'Revolution has no border.' Gurung then came out in a shirt of his own, with the slogan 'This is what a feminist looks like.'

Will this be the same at the other fashion weeks? 
Will London be full of Brexit slogans?  And more importantly how will the President react to all of this? Will he try and ban the whole entire industry, or take every designer to court?

Fashion is where you can express yourself - especially when it comes to what is going on in the worls. So why stop now?

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