Fashion Meets Activism
Friday, 24th February 2017
It’s all about getting political at New York fashion week…
Probably the busiest time for fashion without a doubt is fashion week. Fashion week is one of my favourite times of the year for fashion as you see the unravelling of the latest couture and ready to wear. It seems this fashion week there has been one prominent theme… politics. It seems designers are using the runway to voice their political expression in the most out of the box way possible. Let’s call it fashion meets activism.
I love how fashion gives a form of expression and this fashion week it seems designers are giving a voice to those who might otherwise not be heard. Fashion is taking a stand against political and social agenda. Possibly my favourite statement from a designer was Christian Siriano and his efforts to embrace diversity with his ‘people are people’ shirt. I personally love to see a designer embracing models of all sizes and ethnicities.
Fashion week didn’t stop there. From Prabal Gurung celebrating girl power with graphic slogans such as “this is what a feminist looks like” to Public School caps saying “make America New York” it is safe to say that the Fashion Industry for 2017 (and onward) is changing, and in my opinion, it is changing in the best possible way. What are your thoughts on this political and social statement?