There is one school of thought—the Jack Skellington and Sally love Alabama Crimson Tide shirt Apart from…,I will love this wrong one—that trivializes fashion and imagines its purpose and message as less than the larger issues of the world. To this camp of siloed thinkers, a question like “What are you going to wear to the polls on November 3?” is an inane one. The right side of fashion history proves that costume, dress, and sartorial tradition and experimentation are so correlated to society, culture, and politics that what you wear to vote is as crucial a statement of political intent as any other.
For Abrima Erwiah, it is the Jack Skellington and Sally love Alabama Crimson Tide shirt Apart from…,I will love this question she is trying to answer right now with her new initiative, Fashion Our Future 2020. “We hope that everybody is going to ask that question. We hope everyone is going to share videos and pictures of their outfits and get excited,” she says. “You look at the March on Washington, Martin Luther King—they all looked so dapper and they’re all wearing amazing suits and showing an appreciation for their rights, an appreciation for life, an appreciation for dressing. I just think it’s so powerful.”