Designers Are Making Bold Political Statements at New York Fashion Week

Designers Are Making Bold Political Statements at New York Fashion Week

Major brands from Jeremy Scott to Public School are all taking a stand.

Major brands from Jeremy Scott to Public School are all taking a stand.

Text: Ndey Buri

From day one of New York Fashion Week, designers have been showing no signs of slowing down with outpourings of political statements that are challenging Trump's discriminative agenda.

Designers have voiced their opinions on the country's current tumultuous political environment in a variety of ways with messages that tackled (but were not limited to) racism, xenophobia, and gender discrimination, amongst others. Some cautioned subtlety, such as Calvin Klein playing "This is Not America" during his show, whilst others skipped hesitation completely and directly called out Trump, like Chromat's audacious "F*** Donald Trump" pre-performance piece.

See some of the best and boldest statements from the New York Fashion Week shows so far.

Public School

Public School employed a "Make America New York" theme throughout their show with models wearing hats and sweaters that poked fun at Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign.

Photo: Twitter @jerome_vaillant

LRS

Mexican designer Raul Solis sent models down the runway with underwear that read "F*** Your Wall" and "No Ban, No Wall."

Creatures of Comfort

Creatures of Comfort supported the National Immigration Law Center with their "We Are All Human Beings" sweater which plans on donating half of its proceeds to the organization.

Photo: Instagram @fernmallis

Jeremy Scott

Keeping with the theme of accountability, Jeremy Scott's show had all staff and a model wear an "Our Voice is the Only Thing That Will Protect Us" shirts that had every U.S. Senators name and number on the back.

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano's show featured an inclusivity-positive shirt worn by a model that read "People Are People." All of the shirt's proceeds will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.

Tome

Tome's show depicted a pro-feminist message on the back of a jacket worn by a model with the title "The Advantages of Being A Woman Artist." Show-goers also received this message along with a Planned Parenthood pin.

Prabal Gurung

Prabal Gurung's finale saw models walk down the runway with t-shirts using the popularized "The Future is Female" slogan.

Tommy Hilfiger

In promotion of the Business of Fashion's "Tied Together" campaign, Tommy Hilfiger featured models that wore white wrist bandanas to protest Trump's immigration ban.

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