Fashion is rarely without a cause. Actually, fashion and causes work together to deliver messages that sell an idea, and ultimately a raincoat or a skirt. But here recently the dedication and passion by fashion celebrities to raise awareness of social and political injustice around the world seems genuine, heartfelt and its really sort of inspiring.
Take the recent post by Naomi Campbell announcing the upcoming protest in London tomorrow to stop the Libya Slave Trade. It’s confusing.
I don’t want to buy the boots Naomi Campbell is wearing, hell I’m not interested in what she’s wearing at all. I actually want to show up in London and be a part of the protest. But wait? Was that the goal?
If these new messages by the monarchies of fashion aren’t for monetary gain, why are they doing it? Could it be – dare I say it – a genuine call to arms? Is fashion going deep?
Does this mean that fashion is changing, again? Is this a new “blogger” paradigm shift in the fashion industry that will change it forever?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
But for those of you, like me, who are ACTUALLY interested in attending the #StopLiybaSlaveTrade march in London it is scheduled for December 9th at 12pm.
Check out Naomi Campbell’s Instagram page to keep up to date on the specifics. (I know, I heard it as soon as I typed the words – Naomi Campbell and Political Protest, wow!)
If you go, let us know if you see Naomi there!