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Fashions Political Statements in an era of uncertainty

Since the shocking result of the U.S election those in the limelight, including the fashion world have been making their political statements.

gettyimagesIn Milan, Supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendell Jenner and Behati Prinsloo all participated in the autumn-winter 2017 Milan Fashion Week show by Donatella Versace which oozed with feminism, and in your face political statements.

DIVERSITY, STRENGTH, INDIVIDUALITY – THE EMPOWERMENT OF THE FEMALE MIND AND BODY. VERSACE FOR ALL WOMEN, MIXING ROMANTIC WITH ACTIVE, FLORALS WITH PLAID, FEMININE WITH MASCULINE. COLORS ARE VIVID, TRANSPARENCIES ARE FLIRTATIOUS, ATTITUDE IS FEARLESS.

“This is a collection about the power of women, and women who know how to use their power. It is a call for unity, and the strength that comes from positivity and hope.”

Donatella Versace

We also saw Angela Missoni’s “Pink is the new black” runway show where models all wore knitted pussy hats during Milan FW.

At New York fashion week we saw Milly designer Michelle Smith name her collection, “Fractured,” noting that the inspiration came after post-election feelings of “defeat.”

New York-based fashion designer, Mara Hoffman recently partnered with the advocacy group Art Not War whose subjects are traditionally women of different backgrounds and ages. Mara opened her NYFW show with a reading from the leaders of the largely successful women’s march in January.

Public School New York took on DJT’s campaign “Make America Great Again” hat with their own message: “Make America New York Again.” While Designer Prabal Gurung’s models strutted down the runway in feminist slogan tees.

In London, Teatum Jones opened fashion week with a powerful message casting disabled models, Jack Eyers and Kelly Knox who walked the runway to a soundtrack which included an extract of Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe’s speech when she condemned Donald Trump for mocking a disabled reporter.

One of the most memorable from LFW was by Designer Ashish Gupta who’s message was clearly aimed at Donald Trump.  With models sporting glittery rainbow garb, the slogans said it all!

 

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