NYFW 17 Goes Political: Power Dressing

Hello fashionistas! 

I’ve never been the one into politics, but currently living in New York and visiting Fashion Week really left me thinking that in these times, everyone has to be political.

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(Message from Nina Tiari Fashion Show) 

And as it seems, the fashion industry is not holding  back, New York Fashion Week 2017 is definitely one of the most politically influenced fashion weeks where designers expressed their political views on Trump with themes of feminism, equality and patriotism. The politics did not jus stay on the runway, celebrities sitting front row used their voices as well. 

Here is a look at some of the political statements: 

 

 1) Raf Simons’ debut for CK – Michel Gaubert mixed up a soundtrack for the finale which included The Virgin Suicides and David Bowie’s “This Is Not America.”

The finale of @rafsimons' debut collection for @calvinklein. What do you think? #calvinklein #rafsimons #NYFW

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2) Creatures of Comfort – Models wearing graphic Tees with clear messages which you can buy on their website with 50% of proceeds going to the National Immigration Law Center.

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3) Public School NYCTook Trump’s Make America Great Again cap and created Make America New York with 44 1\2 stitched on the side. Collection included sweatshirts with slogans like We need leaders as well. 
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(Source: Public School NYC Instagram)
4) Prabal Gurung’s Statement Tees- Not only he used his voice using strong slogans for the finale, he employed a wide diversity of models to show that we are all humans. 
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5) Business of Fashion’s invite to wear a white bandanaTo join the #tiedtogether movement, BOF invited all people (designers, models, photographers, editors and everyone else) to wear a white bandana to support solidarity, human unity and common bonds of humankind (regardless of race, sexuality, religion or gender)
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(Business of Fashion Instagram and their website) 
I am proud to be a part of the industry that cares. 
xxx
Nikola

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