Slogan T-shirts, badges that declare a personal message, runway songs that make a statement – all these were seen at the recent New York Fashion Week. The style industry is indeed becoming increasingly political.

Fashion label Creatures Of Comfort for instance, had a model wear a sweatshirt that said, “We are all human beings.” It tied in with the community’s overall stance of inclusion.

Some designers went a step further with strong statements. For Public School, the models walked the runway donning red caps that declared “Make America New York”.

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Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung closed his show with each model clad in a a custom slogan T-shirt emblazoned with phrases such as “The Future Is Female, “Stay Woke” and “This Is What A Feminist Looks Like”.

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For his first collection at the helm of the iconic American label, Calvin Klein, Raf Simons even blasted David Bowie’s song This is Not America to open and close his show.