Making a Serious Statement
New York Fashion Week is all about making a statement and this season—it was a political one. Christian Siriano and Jeremy Scott raised their voices and incorporated their own messages into their shows. For Siriano, that meant expressing support for New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon. In addition to sending a model down the runway wearing a black T-shirt that read, “Vote for Cynthia,” he also rocked one himself (it read “I’m Voting for Cynthia”) as he made his finale walk. Meanwhile, Scott focused on protesting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “Tell your senator no on Kavanaugh,” his T-shirt read, along with a telephone number. “Women’s rights, reproductive rights, LGBT rights, affirmative action—you know, it’s all at stake with this one man,” the designer told the AP (via Marie Claire). No matter what their messages were, it was empowering to know they had the freedom to express them.