When it comes to politics, style points definitely matter, so it’s not surprising that accessories houses are getting into the campaign spirit. Echo scarves ($25 to $38, at echodesign.com) and Toms Shoes canvas slip-ons ($45, at tomsshoes.com) bear the symbolic Democratic donkey and Republican elephant. Even British stationer Smythson offers similarly adorned note cards ($70 for a box of 10, at 866.769.8476 and smythson.com).
Bag maker Alexis Hudson has collaborated with Los Angeles artist Greg Miller to create a more partisan offering, a printed fabric tote emblazoned with donkeys and the word “change” ($95, at alexishudsoninc.com). “Art and fashion can come together as a visual tool for raising political awareness to the public,” says Miller.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"