The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has just announced that it will team up with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to fight racism, bigotry and hatred during the upcoming New York Fashion Week.
The two associations have asked designers participating in NYFW to use the tagline "Fashion for ACLU" at their shows, as well as to pass out special editions of ACLU's blue ribbons. So far, over 50 designers have pledged their support to the initiative, including Prabal Gurung, Diane von Furstenburg, Monse, Adam Selman and Public School.
Attendees to the shows are being encouraged to use the hashtags #StandWithACLU and #FashionForACLU on any posts they upload during the week. Additionally, Lyft (a ride-share service like Uber and Careem) has pledged to donate Dhs18 from rides to and from fashion week to the ACLU when customers use the dedicated promo code: FASHIONSTANDS.
"We want to be on the front line, not the sidelines, to boldly fight to protect our precious rights and freedoms, which has taken on a renewed urgency after the heart-wrenching events of Charlottesville. Our goal is to actively support concrete work that will move our country meaningfully forward. The ACLU is doing that critical work," Steven Kolb, the president and CEO of the CFDA said in a statement.
Fashion fighting for a cause? Count us in.