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The Phluid Project Appeals to NYFW Designers for Inclusivity


The Phluid Project Appeals to NYFW Designers for Inclusivity
The Phluid Project on Wednesday posted an open letter to New York Fashion Week designers on its social media accounts, challenging them to “break the binary” when considering the models who will walk in their shows. “You have the platform and the global stage to make an impact,” said the letter. “…cast models of all identities, inclusive of transgender and nonbinary representation. In doing so, you will stand up for millions of individuals whose voices and existence deserve to be acknowledged.”
Rob Smith, founder of The Phluid Project, a gender-free retailer in Manhattan, and a leading activist for the store’s constituents, said the Council of Fashion Designers of America is aware of the letter. “We offered to help support them by retweeting their content around the letter,” the CFDA said, adding that that’s the extent of its involvement at this time. “We do believe in the importance of the letter and everything that they stand for.”
“With the CFDA’s progressive inclusion of nonbinary collections, there is a further opportunity to cast differently and shed light on all humans,” the letter said.
“I recognize that this is fashion and their first job is to present their clothing in the best way possible,” Smith said. “ThatFollow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Read More…
Source: WWD
The Phluid Project Appeals to NYFW Designers for Inclusivity

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