Following Donald Trump’s failed immigration ban on seven major Muslim countries, fashion industry leaders came together during New York Fashion Week to show their support. In the video made by W magazine, 81 models, editors, designers, influencers, and photographers proudly proclaim, “I am an immigrant.”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the fashion industry is deeply upset with the decisions coming from the White House, given how many foreign designers and models work in the business. At New York Fashion Week, many brands like Mara Hoffman, Tome, Jonathan Simkhai, and Prabal Gurung decided to take a stand by centering their shows on political issues such as feminism and immigration.
It’s hard to think about what American fashion would be like without these incredible designers, editors, and other industry experts. They’ve brought their own unique worldview to their art, and just like the rest of the US, they’ve made American fashion a beautiful melting pot.
The political statements made within this video and at Fashion Week are indications that the industry isn’t going to take the next four years sitting down. Keep reading to watch the incredible video and see behind-the-scenes photos.