Fashion Week, possibly the industry’s most important time of the year, is getting a little blue this coming season. New York Fashion is joining forces with ACLU to encourage designers, editors, models and all other fashion folk, to speak out and stand up for constitutional rights and freedoms. Coming this Fashion Week, the CFDA and ACLU will be launching the ‘Fashion for ACLU’ initiative. Designers who will be presenting their Spring/Summer 2018 collections are being asked to feature the ‘Fashion for ACLU’ tagline in their shows as well as parties. In addition to this, participating designers will also be distributing the blue ACLU ribbons. Over 50 designers have signed on for this change-making initiative, with creatives such as Adam Selman, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dao-Yi and Maxwell Osburne showing their support.
To further the support of ACLU, Lyft will also be participating in this socially aware initiative. The ride-share company will be donating a $5 of every ride to and from Fashion Week events when passengers utilize the promo code ‘FashionStands’
‘Fashion for ACLU’ comes after last season’s shows where multiple designers sent political statements down their runways in response to the 2015 elections. And with Fashion often being criticized for its lack of diversity and tone deafness, ‘Fashion for ACLU’ is certainly something to look forward to. Here’s hoping this small step makes a big change within the industry and outside of it.