Fashion Industry Sends an Empowering Message

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Traditionally, we tune into fashion month to watch models walk down runways and to catch a glimpse of the season’s newest trends.

This year, many shows involve aspects that challenge the United States’ current political environment. With a divide occurring within the country, designers, models and celebrities send a message about the importance of inclusiveness in not only fashion, but throughout the world.

Our favourite designers have incorporated messages about the current political and social situation throughout their work, beginning from New York and transitioning to London, Milan then Paris. Whether it be Anniesa Hasibuan’s all immigrant cast of models, the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s promotion of planned parenthood or, the founders of Women’s March opening for Mara Hoffman, fashion is finally embracing models of all races, ages and sizes and teaching us that we should repeat that inclusiveness in our everyday lives.

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Business of Fashion invites the global fashion community to join the #tiedtogether movement, where one: “wear[s] a white bandana as a sign to the world that [they] believe in the common bonds of humankind — regardless of race, sexuality, gender or religion.” Tommy Hilfiger has adopted the movement by integrating white bandanas into their shows; which has been widely embraced by fans around the world.

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As fashion month reaches an end, will you be wearing a white bandana? Because we will be.

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