London Fashion Week, taking place Feb 16, 2018 – Feb 20, 2018, is underway with many top fashion icons releasing their upcoming clothing and accessory lines. Following the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements, it appears this year’s fashion week is tackling controversial issues in a unique way. One of the “stars” of controversy this year was the designer Mohney who introduced condom inspired attires, ending his set with a model wearing Trump inspired heels (aka Trumpettos).
In addition, other designers are dealing with their own questions as “Patrick Demarchelier, Princess Diana’s personal fashion photographer has denied sexual misconduct accusations.”
New York designer Michael Halpern took a different spin on things looking at his opportunity as a moment of escape. “His London-based label Halpern, a cavalcade of sequins and colour, is currently one of the most popular in womenswear.”
As the fashion industry as a whole tries to address the overreaching issue of sexual harassment in the workplace I am sure there will be more designers looking to make their statement on where they stand on the current environment. “The fashion industry in the UK employs nearly 900,000 people and the 2018 London Fashion Week includes initiatives to protect those working in the almost $42bn business.”