Most people aspire to work in fashion because it’s the fulcrum of art, influence, and dreams. Fashion has the ability to influence culture, challenge thinking, make statements, and allow individuals to escape, dream, and feel. But sometimes, after being in the industry for awhile, everything becomes the same. The same trends, the same political opinions, the same routine. So it’s refreshing to come across truly disruptive fashion brands seeking to fill a void for a people or cause that is being overlooked. Here are 2 disruptive fashion brands that are blowing our minds.
Clothing the Syrian Refugee Crisis
When we stumbled upon theFast Company article about Angela Luna’s collection Adiff we had to read it twice before we could pick our jaws up off the ground. It is inspired work like this that confirms our steadfast belief that fashion has the power to change the world.
Parson’s senior, Luna, uses directional design to transform stylish goods into practical tools for refugees. Watch any news on the Syrian Refugee Crisis and you’ll see that refugees often flee from their countries with only the clothes on their back. But what if the clothes on their back transformed into tents or sleeping bags? #genius
Clothing the Homeless
Speaking of transforming clothing and lives, The Empowerment Plan is doing that right here in North America. Their winter coats transform into sleeping bags keeping the homeless population safe in the cold months. But they don’t stop there, they actively work to provide employment for this marginalized population, lifting them out of poverty. Full circle.
In an industry that constantly is trying to strike a balance between setting trends while still remaining inside them, it is refreshing to find trailblazers that see the future and are running after it with reckless abandon. To discover more disruptive fashion brands and learn how to be a conscious consumer, subscribe to our emails.