It’s time to speak out. It’s time to speak out in the language of equality. With different fashion designers making campaigns for human rights, the movement has never been that strong. It was Maria Grazia Chiuri who set one of the cornerstones when she presented her first Spring/Summer collection for Dior. With her debut, the powerful woman definitely started more than just a trend.
“We should all be feminists.” After the T-shirts with the clear statement were shown on the Dior runway, they made their ways through social media and magazines very quickly. Thanks to Instagram and a lot of influencers, the new attitude of the French couture house has been presented to a very big and diverse crowd. This is the reason why the hashtag #weshouldallbefeminists has already more than 10.000 pictures on Instagram. But it’s not only Chiuri who led a conversation with her T-shirts. The american designer Prabel Gurung incorporated similar quotes into the latest collection: “We will not be silenced” or “Girls just want to have fundamental rights” are only some examples.
Equal rights for everyone
Currently, those slogan tees are especially worn by street style stars – but they are for everyone. You can even find similar tees at high street shops like Topshop or Zara. And even though those words sound very easy, it’s important to know what they actually mean. It’s not about the empowerment of women only. “A feminist is someone who believes in the social, political and economic equality of sexes”. This is what was printed on the white bandanas, which were placed on every seat at the recent Dior show in Paris. The white neckerchiefs however, are a symbol for the #TiedTogether initiative of the online platform Business of Fashion. Just as the slogans, they stand for equality and social justice.
Ultimately, those statement tees exist to be shown to the world. Even though they were “only” presented on the catwalk in the first place, they can lead to a global change of thinking – this is why Maria Grazia Chiuri set more than just a trend.
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