Raul Solis is an American fashion designer with Mexican roots. He saw his opportunity during NYFW to have a political statement to make. ‘Fuck Your Wall,” she said.
It seems that for this edition of New York Fashion Week the opportunity to reflect on the current state of America, not the left. Raf Simons showed during his debut for Calvin Klein in solidarity by white bandannas to share as a sign of ‘unity, inclusion, hope, and acceptance. The show started and ended also on the show This is not America, a number of David Bowie.
Raul Solis, designer of his own brand of LRS, also responded to the America of Trump during his show. Models were the catwalk sent in white underpants with the messages ‘No Ban No Wall” and ” Fuck Your Wall. Use clear language so.
Solis sees the wall as an urgent and personal political problem. “My family is Mexican, and some of them are to emigrate to the United States, so this issue is very personal for me. I would my collections, not to be able to present if I don’t have the opportunities had been in this country for me to develop as a fashion designer.’
The power of fashion
New York is described as a real melting pot of different cultures. So it would be “a missed opportunity for the platform that I do not use to engage in a dialogue about the current problems’, it sounds. “I think we have a great responsibility to have our voices heard and to take action. The fashion industry has always been a vooruitsturende force in the field of culture and the change of perception. Mode and the messages it carries have generations changed.’
The designer showed his new AW17 collection inspired by the rebellious youth and an atmosphere that he himself ‘S&M romantic’. He wants the sexual liberation of women celebrate in times where female rights are under pressure. His love for the bustling creativity of New York was emphasized by looks that make it feel like a celebration of creative rebellion in times of a oppressive climate.