Activism in Fashion: The Talks x NYFW

In an age where activism is a central aspect of society, the fashion industry has also embraced advocacy. Renowned designers such as Burberry, Gucci, Chanel and Prada address issues through presenting ideas in fashion campaigns and promoting diversity in runway shows, merging styles from world citizens and origins into their catwalks.

During NYFW we celebrated Issue 13 of CR Fashion Book depicting the ‘muses making a difference’. This issue cover features Gigi Hadid and Halima Aden, both distinguished models as they join United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) as ambassadors. These women are promoting empowerment and diversity and using their recognition to celebrating identity.

The panel featured Halima Aden, model and UNICEF ambassador, Yumna Al-Arashi, photographer and Tascha Rudder, Executive Director, Endeavor Foundation. Meena Harris from the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign moderated this esteemed panel of women making a difference in the industry. Halima spoke about her experiences growing up and how UNICEF assisted her family when she was young. This drives her own UNICEF work and contributions to society. Al-Arashi spoke on her photography work being celebrated by an array of media and the privilege of shooting for high fashion magazines while the three women discussed the future, UNICEF, societal acceptance and world topics. Read more about the activists making a difference in Issue 13 of CR Fashion Brook.

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