Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Designer Protested Trump with an Entire Fashion Show
The fashion world is one of many groups that has resisted the Trump administration-some designers refused to dress the First Lady, models, editors and designers attended the Women's March and #NoBanNoWall protests and many in the industry continue to get political on social media. Last night, the resistance made its way to the runway at men's fashion week.
New York-based brand by Robert James made a political statement at its Fall 2017 show as models held picket signs and dressed like protesters in layered camo jackets, neutral scarves, backpacks and beanies.
Signs were emblazoned with messages like "Not My Govt," "#Resist," "#Control" and "My Name is America," while others read "No Nukes" and "Fight Fascism." A handful of posters had familiar slogans from recent protests on the defunding of Planned Parenthood, the Muslim ban and the president's plans to build a wall between the US and Mexico.
"Planned Parenthood Saves Lives," looked like something we saw at the Women's March last week. A "Bridges Not Walls" sign called out Trump's plans to "bring back our borders."One sign even poked fun at Kellyanne Conway's "alternative facts" phrase.In the wake of the Muslim ban, perhaps the most relevant sign was one that read "Refugees Welcome," in response to the executive order the president signed on Friday.
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