Designer Mara Hoffman used her platform at New York Fashion Week to amplify the voices of the Women’s March on Washington organizers.
Activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, Bob Bland and Carmen Perez gave a passionate speech before Hoffman’s show about their inclusive Women’s March movement, and the importance of empowering marginalized women.
“We stand together in solidarity, recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country,” Perez says in the video.
After the show, Sarsour spoke to AFP about the importance of using your platform to get political.
“No matter where you are,” she said, “whether you’re a model, whether you’re a fashion designer, a singer, a performer, or even an activist like me, we all have a responsibility to stand up for the most marginalized.”
Hoffman is by no means the first designer to use NYFW as an avenue for making political statements. On Monday, Mexican-American designer Raul Solis had models walk the runway in underwear that read, “Fuck your wall” and “No Ban No Wall.”
The resistance: so hot right now.