The fashion world finally calls out Trump.
After celebrities like the Stranger Things cast at the 2017 SAG Awards and Stephen Fry at the BAFTAs called out Donald Trump, it was only a matter of time before the fashion world followed suit. And what better time than New York Fashion Week?
Brands like Calvin Klein, Prabal Gurung and LRS Studio used the catwalk as their platform to protest against the US President’s immigration and anti-feminist policies, and it caused quite the stir!
Raf Simons used his first show for Calvin Klein to make a statement, blasting David Bowie’s This is Not America to open and close.
Models at Tommy Hilfiger, including Bella and Gigi Hadid, also wore white bandanas on their wrists, a sign of unity which we will no doubt be spotting at other shows.
Meanwhile, budding Mexico-born designer Raul Solis sent models down his LRS catwalk in white knickers declaring, ‘F**** your wall’ and ‘No ban. No wall!’.
Creatures of comfort had models wearing ‘We are all human beings’ sweatshirts.
In fact, the catwalk was positively bursting with slogan t-shirts. Prabal Gurung’s said ‘Love is the resistance’ and ’The future is female’, and Public School opted for ‘Make America New York.’
Things got political off the runway too, with designers and celebrities alike wearing their beliefs like a badge of honour – quite literally in the case of Diane Von Furstenburg, who donned a neon pink ‘Fashion stands with planned parenthood’ pin.