See The Tone Deaf Series That Featured ‘Only Love Topics’ Shirts On Black Models

Such was unfortunately the case in Ports 1961’s Milan presentation this past weekend.
A nice sentiment, indeed, but not when paired with imagery and phrasing that mimics, and in turn, appropriates, Black Lives Matter and the Black Power movement.
There was Balenciaga’s riff on Bernie Sander’s campaign logo and Prabal Gurung’s parade of feminist T-shirts, while Public School and Marc Jacobs re-imagined Trump’s campaign slogan hat.
The label’s Spring 2018 show was meant to be about “peace and love, but not in a hippie way,” according to creative director Milan Vukmirovic.
With the global wave of fear, isolationism, and everything-on-the-line elections in the past year, it doesn’t come as a shock that ideologies have pushed to the forefront as a hot-button issue in the fashion world.

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