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I created this platform to bring you guys amazing content & that's what I intend to do! So, I've begun inviting contributors to start posting on The Haute Brunette.

I meet bloggers and influencers all the time, either in NYC or through THB Marketing House & I am continuously impressed by the talent that exists out there in the blogosphere. To me, there is no greater influence than women empowering women. I get SO excited when I connect with other creators that are putting themselves out there are making their dreams a reality.

Today's contributor post is by Kai Li from the blog Kinda Kai... without spilling the beans, her post is very appropriate for some plans I have of my own & couldn't have come at a better time. 

Let's chat Slogan Tees...
It seems that fashion may not have had a place in politics before, but following a generally pretty chaotic political year, designers started to reach out to more people through slogan tees.

The world was stunned when the new creative director of Dior—Maria Grazia Chiuri, sent a model down the runway wearing a "We Should All Be Feminists" tee during the SS17 show. Her message was loud and clear; we should be ready for the coming age of feminism. 

This season, instead of random and quirky texts, slogan tees are loudly speaking out about societal issues. Not only did Dior makes it's own statement, brands like House of Holland, Ashish and Prabal Gurung also had something to say through slogan tees.

This ‘wordy tees fever’ was followed by Prabal Gurung's FW17 in New York Fashion Week. Gurung really spiced up the fashion world, sending out models with "The Future Is Female” and "I am an immigrant" tees.

Of all the fashion shows surrounding socially charged issues, I fell in love with the Ashish FW17 collection, in which models with their faces painted wore tops such as "Love Sees No Colour", "Unity in Adversity”, and "Why Be Blue When You Can Be Gay!”. 

Ashish Gupta sent out strong messages to fight against injustice and the negativity in our current political climate.
Some designers left politics aside, and instead chose to express more inspirational based texts. 

In the Vanessa Seward SS17 collection, "Cada loco con su tema" was more than inspiring. It roughly translates to “Each madman on his high horse”, which the designer herself interpreted as "Every crazy person with a story.”

Chitose Abe of Sacai took inspirations from The Clash member Joe Strummer, and turned his quote "Passion Is a Fashion." to a tee that read "Fashion Is a Passion".

Stella McCartney also jumped on the slogan tee bandwagon. She's consistently promoted cruelty-free fashion throughout the years & gave this trend a little twist of her own. McCartney put "Thanks" and "No Leather" all over her ethical designs. 

Slogan tees are not just clothing with simple and meaningless texts anymore. Instead, designers are beginning to speak through their works to address social issues to create awareness incite change. 


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