NYFW Gets Political
NYFW has come and gone. This fashion season will be one to remember, for being less about the fashion and more about the politics. Many of the designers had a particular message they were trying to make on the runway. With all that has been happening in this country politically, it was no surprise that it has crossed over into the fashion world. Here is a look at some of the moments that stood out the most at NYFW.
Anniesa Hasibuan, an Indonesian designer, had all of her models in hijabs. The models were immigrants, green card holders, or first/second generation Americans. This was definitely a statement towards President Trump's immigration ban.
Designer Mara Hoffman’s fashion show didn't just include a catwalk, but an interpretative dance performance. Also, there was an inspirational reading by the Women’s March co-chairs; their message was for people to come together despite their backgrounds.
Designer Prabal Gurung had some of his models wearing t-shirts saying, "My Girlfriend Is a Feminist," "Love Is Love," and "I Am an Immigrant." The Models walked out to the songs "Respect" and "You Don't Own Me."
Hopefully these messages stuck a cord with people and will be something we remember for a long time.