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The Politics Of Fashion

Fashion is all about making statements, political ones included. In today’s political climate so many people are making statements through fashion. Many shows at Men’s Fashion Week were ripe with political statements. Robert Geller, the German-American menswear designer, made his feelings evident at the end of his “Love and War’ themed fashion show when he emerged wearing a gray shirt with the word “IMMIGRANT” on it.

A post shared by Robert Geller (@robertgeller) on Feb 1, 2017 at 6:24pm PST

The Robert James fashion show was another show with political imagery. Male models dressed in dark colors and camouflage suits held picket signs that said everything from “refugees welcome” to “Bridges not walls”.

With all of the protests including and blatant criticisms of America’s new president, it’s obvious that many already miss Barack Obama. The past couple of weeks have be quite intense and divisive. While the rest of the world debates about the new commander and chief one designer just wants to pay homage to our former president and what he describes as a hopeful time. The ever popular and politically inclined artist, Chance the Rapper will be apart of this venture.

I’m a model now. #ThankUObama droppin in like 15 minutes. — Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) February 2, 2017

Via Highsnobiety:

Designer Joe Freshgoods has recruited fellow Chicagoan and worldwide megastar Chance the Rapper to model his new “Thank You Obama” collection.

As the title suggests, the new line celebrates and pays tribute to the 44th president and the rest of the his family. Pieces include a selection of print Tees with Obama’s face on them, basketball jerseys, a T-shirt that reads “Malia,” and more.

“With this project I wanted to timestamp a period in my life where I felt like I can do whatever I wanted to do and be whatever I wanted to be,” Joe Freshgoods wrote on the website for his new collection. “The night Obama won his first term gave me so much hope, especially & most importantly as a black man. I decided to make a collection saying “thank you” and give me something to smile at every now and then when I look in the closet.”

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So far the website has seven items for sale. Some faves are the Obama All Star Jersey, Obama’s Wedding Tee, and the “A Message to Malia” tee. Items can be purchased here.


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