Diplomacy X Design

November 16, 2020 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

On November 19th,  Meridian International Center, in collaboration with the National Museum of Women in the Arts, is pleased to present Diplomacy X Design, a virtual panel to discuss the role of Fashion in Diplomacy moderated by New York Times chief fashion critic, Vanessa Friedman, with four innovative leaders in fashion: Wes Gordon, creative director, Carolina Herrera; Mara Hoffman, founder and creative director, Mara Hoffman; Abrima Erwiah, co-founder and co-creative director of Studio One Eighty; and Aurora James, founder and creative director, Brother Vellies.

The creative economy in which we are engaged, provides for us a way to engage and express our individual style and emotions. Today, fashion and the business of fashion even more so, has provided platforms for activism on the topics of sustainability, inclusivity, cultural appropriation, and racial and social equity. What we choose to put ON our body is a decision as much as what we choose to put IN our body. What we wear reflects who we are, our politics, and social change.



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