Wearable Protest: Fashion’s Role in Activism

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 20th Nov 2017

2016 was the year of fashion activism. In the wake of Brexit, Trump, Aleppo, the migrant crisis and police brutality, designers and activists are speaking out and using fashion as their vehicle for expression.

Over the last year we have seen; the rise of collections challenging prescriptive ideas of black identity; the emergence of a ‘pussyhat’ worn by thousands of protestors at the women’s march as a symbol of solidarity and political resistance; and t-shirts promoting left-wing politicians, peace in the Middle East and the importance of the National Health Service.

Combining political statements and playful slogans with unique shapes, materials and colours, these design objects are challenging social stereotypes and having a profound impact on contemporary politics.

Part of the exhibition programme for Beazley Designs of the Year.

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Europe/London Wearable Protest: Fashion’s Role in Activism Join a discussion on fashion, activism and identity. Learn how people used fashion to speak out in politics. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/11/20/wearable-protest-fashions-role-in-activism-158800 The Design Museum,224-238 Kensington High Street, London, London,

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