The Powerful Meaning Behind Fashion Week’s White Bandana

It’s more than just a statement piece.

By: Samantha Sutton

Every Fashion Week, it items tend to pop up on both the runway and the street, sparking major trends that the rest of the world soon follows. It might be a shoe style, possibly even a color, but this time around, itll likely be one specific piece: the white bandana.

The reason why is more meaningful than you might think. This “trend” is actually a movement, started by Business of Fashion, as a way to show unity. 

As the fashion industry embarks on a month-long circuit of womens shows amidst growing uncertainty and a dangerous narrative peddling division, BoF invites you, the global fashion community, to join the #TiedTogether movement and make a clear statement in support of solidarity, human unity and inclusiveness,” a letter from the site’s founder, Imran Amed, reads. In other words, a white bandana will be “a sign to the world that you believe in the common bonds of humankind—regardless of race, sexuality, gender or religion.”

The publication also revealed via release that designers like Tommy Hilfiger, DVF, and Phillip Lim will be joining in as well, working white bandanas into their collections. See how you, too, can show your support by scrolling through the styling inspiration ahead. 

Photo: Courtesy of BoF

Photo: Courtesy of BoF

Photo: Courtesy of BoF

White bandanas were spotted everywhere as part of Business of Fashion's #TiedTogether initiative.

Photo: Courtesy of BoF

Photo: Courtesy of BoF

Photo: Courtesy of BoF

Photo: Courtesy of BoF

Photo: Courtesy of BoF

Photo: Courtesy of BoF

Photo: Courtesy of BoF

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