You may hear about Fashion Week debuting its event in cities like New York, Paris, London, and Milan, but other cities like Mumbai, Toronto, and Sydney have also had the privilege of showcasing designer’s constructions in front of a live audience. Many other countries have been able to bring Fashion Week to life as well, bringing a widespread advantage for fashion all around the world. It is a wonderful experience for many individuals talents to enter into the spotlight. They are now being recognized from various regions and have either continued to be popular or are just beginning to.
For Fashion Week, it is not only about revealing new clothing collections to potential buyers, the general public, and the press. Because of the politics and issues that are facing our world today, designers have identified the need for unity and shelter. That is where #TiedTogether comes from. The hashtag symbolizes the support for human rights and inclusiveness that plagues society everywhere. There has been uncertainty and dangerous situations that have triggered many people into thinking that the world is doomed and will not be sacred again for a long time. The fashion industry has been booming and therefore is calling out for designers to take a stand.
The #TiedTogether movement is ongoing, with a complete goal of raising $50,000 for the American Civil Liberties Union and the UN Refugee Agency. Gabriela Hearst, Jose Neves, Carmen Busquets, and Miroslava Duma are a few of the donors that have helped out. Other participants and organizations have also donated, which has made a huge difference.
#TiedTogether is brought together by a single white bandana. It was used in runway shows during Fashion Week and designers have been sporting the bandana on their wrists, handbags, or belt loops. Tommy Hilfiger, Donatella Versace, Raf Simmons, Maria Grazia Chiuri, and Pierpaolo Piccioli are the ones being photographed in the bandana. Celebrities and models that are wearing the bandana include Bella and GiGi Hadid, Aimee Song, Julianne Moore, Zayn Malik, and Naomie Harris. Seeing the fashion industry come together, even as competitors is the best way to show the public that even the biggest brands can spread awareness together. Most people in the fashion industry influence the society that loves fashion, so to know that they are designing clothing that help back what is happening globally makes an immense impact on others.
There is a statement describing what the movement is for, saying, “Our work, however, is not done. During a time or turmoil and fear in many nations around the world, the #TiedTogether movement continues wherever the global fashion community has a public platform to share its support, whether it be local fashion weeks around the world or on your own social media account. What actions are you going to take?”
#TiedTogether was started by the collaborating team GiGi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger. For a young designer like GiGi handling this movement, it is wonderful to see her share her own views on what is happening and it also shows she is wanting to connect with millions of us globally.