Watch The Fashion Industry Stand Up For Immigrants In This Powerful Video
“I am an immigrant, and America’s been good to me”
NYFW made it very clear that the industry will no longer remain silent when it comes to political matters. From CFDA-endorsed pins to support Planned Parenthood to Mara Hoffman including the co-founders of the Women's March On Washington in her show, all of the worlds we occupy are colliding whether we like it or not. (Activism is in right now, but it's so much more than a trend.) W magazine recently recruited 81 famous faces in fashion to speak out on behalf of immigrants for a video titled "I Am an Immigrant."
Participants in the visual statement include designers and models. Diane von Furstenberg, Grace Coddington, Winnie Harlow, Waris Ahluwalia, Adriana Lima, Anja Rubik, Jasmine Sanders, and Maria Borges are just a few of the participating names. The purpose was to fire back a response to Donald Trump and the refugee ban that has since been overturned.
"Fashion people aren’t as insulated as they might seem," W magazine states. "They’ve been equally appalled by the rhetoric stemming from Washington, perhaps because so many members of this colorful community are immigrants themselves, certainly friends, partners, collaborators, admirers of immigrant artists and designers."
All of the footage was shot in-between shows and shoots throughout the week at Milk Studios in Manhattan. Watch the whole campaign unfold in the video, above.