The year in fashion activism

Using clothing to make a statement — the take-a-stance kind, not the look-at-me sort— is nothing new. However, before 2016, it had been quite some time since doing so was quite as widespread and effective. This year, fashion activism took many forms and was carried out in the name of a number of progressive causes, from fighting ascendant Trumpism to promoting Black Lives Matter. The fashion community banded together to be heard by way of slogan-splashed T-shirts, the brands they supported, the list goes on.

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