Winged angels and pig-faced models walked the New York Fashion Week runway over the weekend, inspired by the #MeToo social media campaign, this fashion show joins the movement in exposing sexual misconduct in the US.
American wardrobe director Myriam Chalek says she wants to use her label as a platform to benefit women.
“I have that platform it’s New York fashion week. Why not, you know, use that attention that is concentrated on this week to send a message, convey a message of, you know, empowerment and raising awareness about, you know, sexual misconduct,” said Chalek.
The models, who were survivors of sexual assault or harassment, got to tell their stories on the catwalk.
Since hundreds of women across the US have come out and accused powerful men in Hollywood, media and politics of sexual abuse.
Hashtag #MeToo has grown and has shone a bright light on sexual assault and harassment in the US.
Meanwhile, these Filipino designers showcased their fall/winter collection in their own fashion show.
The Manhattan Fashion Week showcased designers from the Philippines including wedding designer albert andrada’s collection fit for royalty.
“Having a fashion show here is opening doors of opportunities to Filipino people, Filipino designers and I think it’s about time, there’s a lot of designers right now penetrating Hollywood,” said designer Albert Andrada.
Up and coming designers like Oz Go – Broadway star Rachel Ann Go’s brother were also given a chance to shine.
“It’s a big platform up and coming designers and it’s a good thing that we can showcase Filipino talents in New York.”
Former Miss Universe Pia Wurztbach was seen in the crowd with boyfriend Marlon Stockinger together with beauty queen maker Jonas Gafud.