As detailed yesterday in a story by InStyle, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will join forces during the upcoming New York Fashion Week in an effort to “stand up against racism and hatred.”
Encouraging designers to “fight for constitutional rights in a very public way,” the CFDA’s 50-plus designers and brands will use the tagline “Fashion for ACLU” to promote awareness and (hopefully) inspire donations. They’re also planning on distributing blue lapel ribbons with the initials “ACLU” and “NYFW” printed on them.
The group of brands and designers involved includes Public School (because they’re the best), Diane von Furstenberg, Derek Lam, and Everlane, among others, and they’re expected to be promoting the cause at all shows and accompanying parties during the entire week-long event.
“We want to be on the front line, not the sidelines, to boldly fight to protect our precious rights and freedoms, which has taken on a renewed urgency after the heart-wrenching events of Charlottesville,” CFDA President and CEO Steven Kolb said in a statement.
Also, the ride-sharing app Lyft has agreed to donate $5 per ride to the ACLU during Fashion Week, with the promo code “FASHIONSTANDS.”
You can read more about it at InStyle.