By  on April 19, 2017
Prabal Gurung and his finale of slogan T-shirts.

Fashion is often called a social mirror, part of its role being to reflect the zeitgeist while putting clothes on people’s backs. So politicized fashion isn't exactly new — think Vivienne Westwood's Seventies punk, Katharine Hamnett’s graphic T-shirts in the Eighties or even Christian Dior's revolutionary New Look of the Forties. But it's very of the now.

It may feel cynically commercial to lump positive political messaging in with standard seasonal trends, such as red, Eighties, arts and crafts and fur details, yet ruminations on and reactions to the upheaval sweeping Western civilization were everywhere during the fall collections.

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