How female empowerment made its presence known at NYFW

Feb. 16, 2018

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With conversations about sexual harassment and assault happening throughout our culture, the #MeToo movement has emerged at New York Fashion Week.

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Ahead of NYFW’s start, industry figures attended Together We Rise x NYFW, which celebrated the publishing of the official oral history of the Women’s March.

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The showcase included a night of speeches and the unveiling of a collection of commissioned goods from designers like Chromat and Brandon Maxwell.

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During NYFW, a show devoted entirely to the #MeToo movement sprang up.

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On Friday night, at a show titled #MeToo Fashion Show, organizer Myriam Chalek brought the conversation literally onto the runway.

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I want people to open up and communicate. … That’s the key to change. For so long society has been silencing this sexual harassment.

— Myriam Chalek

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At the Prabal Gurung show, for the finale, the models came out in a crowd with white roses in honor of #MeToo.

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Moving forward, fashion insiders who support #MeToo are hoping that more designers will follow suit to shed light on sexual abuse.

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