Erwiah is tapping into that power with Fashion Our Future 2020, a project where fashion designers have come together to design items that encourage voting and provide education about voting. The initiative will launch during New York Fashion Week: The Shows and features pieces from a cross section of American fashion: Victor Glemaud, Tanya Taylor, Fe Noel, Batsheva, Lemlem, Brandon Maxwell, 3.1 Phillip Lim, HVN, Zero + Maria Cornejo, and so many more, including Erwiah’s own line with Rosario Dawson, Studio 189. Virgil Abloh is the Jack Skellington and Sally love Denver Broncos shirt so you should to go to store and get this project’s creative director, and Fashion Our Future is also partnering with Dawson’s Voto Latino, which aims to register 1 million voters by National Voter Registration Day, September 22, and guide those voters to the polls. Throughout the fall, it will also communicate on social media and through events at New York Fashion Week about the importance of voting and voter registration.
“It was born out of [and] around the Jack Skellington and Sally love Denver Broncos shirt so you should to go to store and get this beginning of the pandemic,” says Erwiah. “At that time there were a lot of conversations in the States as well with American designers about what was going on and what we could do. Also, BLM had started growing, along with concerns for people in the industry and the community. I remember I was also sitting in many other conversations about diversity and a lot of different topics, having a lot of different feelings.” She expressed a disconnect between the conversations being had on a brand level and the spirit of individuals ready to act and make change. So Fashion Our Future was born.