It’s clearer than a summer day in Los Angeles to see that our favorite designers are using their platforms to address serious issues in and outside of fashion. The current trend of mixing fashion and politics took a shocking turn during this year’s New York Fashion Week. Prominent designer, Tom Ford, made headlines for his show and not because of his designs. Ford, known for being featured in pop culture songs and references, used the platform of his show to take a stance against Trump’s State of the Union address.
President Trump used his address to reassure the American people that the wall he promised would be built. That he would be able to fulfill his word on the wall and other promises made throughout his election. In a rebellious fashion, Ford played the song “Don’t Dream It’s Over” by Neil Finn of Crowded House. As the models strutted down the runway wearing velvet galore, satin draping and dripping in luxury; the lyrics from the song vibrated throughout the room:
When the world comes in/ They come, they come/ To build a wall between us/ We know they won’t win.
Furthermore, leaving industry professionals with plenty to reflect upon during the beginning days of fashion week.