Olivia Parker
Sep 20, 2019

Making a statement: when fashion meets protest

When fashion brands co-opt protest to bridge the gap between politics and youth, it can bring people together behind a cause. But not all get it right.

When the Duchess of Sussex partnered with fashion bible British Vogue recently to guest edit the magazine themed around forces for change, featuring activists and advocates for all kinds of causes, it was hardly a surprising pair-up.

On the face of it, fashion and politics appear unlikely bedfellows the former is centred on physical commodities and is concerned with personal identity, trends, money and labels the latter is routinely associated with governments but is...

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