Given the heated climate in the United States right now, it makes sense that more people are looking to wear their political stances on their sleeves … or across their chests … or backs! Politically themed clothing, resistance wear, or whatever you want to call it is trending now. People are using fashion not only to get their beliefs across, but to also help raise money to benefit organizations that help those who may be adversely affected by the new administration.
The trend is already taking over the runway at New York Fashion Week. Christian Siriano collaborated with Leggo your Ego this season to create T-shirts reading “People are people,” a message to us all that regardless of our differences, we are all human beings deserving of respect. Prabal Gurung closed his Fall 2017 show with models wearing T-shirts with political slogans like, “The future is female,” “Nevertheless, she persisted,” and more.
Click through the slideshow to see how brands, small and large, are creating clothing for the resistance.
T-shirts featuring heavy metal bands including Slayer and Black Sabbath are on sale at Primark - and Huddersfield metal fans are not impressed.
The latest garments to be added to the budget clothing store’s collection include deliberately faded and worn t-shirts featuring heavy metal legends Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden.
And things have taken a heavier turn with a t-shirt that depicts the cover of thrash metal legends Slayer’s 1994 ‘Divine Intervention’ album.
There have been so many posts about the fashion world co-opting metal culture, that we've had to create a whole section for it in our coverage. We've seen brands dabble with metal couture in the past, some of them more obvious than others (like Supreme collaborating with Black Sabbath) and some made a little less sense… H&M released a line of metal logo t-shirts, Diesel sold this overpriced leather jacket with fake metal patches on it, Urban Outfitters sold overpriced band t-shirts too, and I have no idea what Gucci was thinking with this AC/DC design, but metal style is "very in" right now in the mainstream fashion world. Heck, Justin Bieber's entire line of tour merch was designed borrowing the metal aesthetic.
Metal is so all over the place, that major fashion magazine Harper's Bazaar is calling a rock shirt and some trousers the look of the summer. Above, you see model Gigi Hadad in what Harper's Bazaar describe as mixing "tailored trousers with a band tee for a remix on edgy style."
Is it any surprise fashion mags are starting to take notice of this trend?
Of course, plenty of celebrities consider themselves metalheads. Some such celebrities are mega-Maiden fan Benicio Del Toro, Michael Fassbender aka Magneto, Lord of the Rings star Christopher Lee, Nic Cage likes to enjoy metal with his son, Topenga from Boy Meets World loves Lamb of God and of course Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe. Brad & Angelina's son Maddox is the truest of them all rocking Slipknot, Slayer and Whitechapel tees.