If you've been keeping an eye out at Lincoln Center or Milk Studios for those Occupy Wall Street demonstrators, expecting to see giant signs protesting unpaid internships, you're going to have to pay much closer attention: The OWS protesters are going for subtle this season.
Protests are not uncommon during fashion week. From designers' use of animal fur to lack of racial diversity in models, activists have a number of reasons to take issue with the industry. The latest? Unpaid internships. And good old Occupy Wall Street will be demonstrating against them.
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While Occupy Wall Street fell short of its initial goals for a rally held outside yesterday’s Calvin Klein show, they did offer a more academic soundt
We gotta hand it to Vice on this one: Shooting a douche-y American Psycho-themed fashion editorial at Occupy Wall Street is kinda perfect. They real
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One-percenter Jay-Z (or whomever designs his clothing line, Rocawear) has found inspiration in Occupy Wall Street. The simple black tee features the phrase "Occupy Wall Street" but with the "W" scribbled out and an "s" added at the end to read, "Occupy All Streets." Clever, maybe, but supportive? Maybe not. Jay-Z's friend Kanye West recently showed up to an Occupy Wall Street march wearing a $355 Givenchy shirt, and this tee, which is supposed to be available to purchase some time today, may not be any more OWS-appropriate. According to Business Insider, profits from the tee will all go to Rocawear and not the social movement it calls attention to.
It's inevitable that a youth-driven political movement is going to attract companies that will do anything to strike a chord with that elusive 20-something "cool" group of consumers. But when you're talking about Occupy Wall Street (and all its international equivalents), a movement that's kinda against consumerism, it becomes sort of ridiculous when companies start trying to target that demographic. Isn't the 99% hard up? (Yes, we are.) But that hasn't stopped the fashion industry--and some ballsy companies--from hopping on the OWS bandwagon and trying to sell shit.
Kanye West is many things. He's a successful music producer, rapper, most recently a clothing designer, but, a man of the people? Apparently so. Yeezy showed up on Wall Street yesterday in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests against growing economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on government in the United States. This would be all fine and well for West...except that he showed up in a Givenchy plaid shirt, which, Racked NY points out, cost a whopping $355. Kanye is also sporting a heap of gold chains--one of which appears to be the nameplate necklace from his dw by Kanye West line.