Subtle statements and quiet tones are not the thing this season. With everything going on politically, there’s never been a better time to state your opinion – on the streets and on your sleeve. This spring, designers have taken cues from the global state of affairs and churned out spring collections that feature amped up graphics, oversized slogans, logos and punchy prints. In the words of feminist icon, Madonna, “Express yourself!”
The revolution is here, it is feminist and it is anti-Trump! Say it all with a slogan shirt or accessory. This season Dior goes casual with white-tees and designer Zana Bayne releases this special edition protest harness that supports Planned Parenthood.
Intersectional feminism embraces sex workers and you can too with Hood by Air’s S&M themed collection. Haider Ackermann’s and Junya Watanabe’s latest prove that silence, when paired with punky styling, can also be a statement. Prabal Gurung pays tribute to femininity and to an original female artist with a flowing look topped off with a blouse embroidered with Emily Dickinson’s words, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.”
With Sacai it doesn’t matter if the message is cut off as long as there is one. Gucci’s retro layers are ready to bring the styles of early feminist marches to the present and HBA wants everyone to know that labels are okay as long as they are self inflicted.