How Some Of The Fashion World Reacted To Trump’s Victory

And I say only “some”, because one can only fit so much information on a single blog. 

The results from last Tuesday’s U.S Presidential election sent shock waves throughout the world, and indeed, the best of us are still feeling the reverberations a week on.

Just this morning, Trump, the president-elect — yes, I still can’t believe it either– said he plans to deport either 2 or 3 million illegal migrants as an initial move.

Let’s take a moment to digest that.

Lest we forget, Trump said only last June that Mexico ‘doesn’t send their best people’.

“They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

During the 597-day presidential race*, much of the fashion industry sided with Hillary Clinton. This is no surprise, as the democratic values of her party are synonymous with fashion’s liberal ideas of self-expression, cultural values, creative freedom and inclusiveness. Not to mention she was the feminist icon our generation needed.

Amongst the sheer heartache and utter disbelief, Instagram was a popular choice of medium to express what was probably one of the worst news to wake up to in history.

Several merely posted a blank black image. Because, in times like these when a racist, sexist, xenophobic man is chosen for the top job, what else is there to say?

November 6 ,1860 Abraham Lincoln – November 9 ,2016 Donald Trump

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Someone's very happy this morning

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Wednesday 9th November 2016

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"Move on and love more." — @carineroitfeld

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Took the L on this one…. Now, one foot in front of the other.

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Donald Trump, The New President of the United States.

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*Perhaps the U.S should consider significantly shortening the length of presidential campaigns. How could anyone NOT be exhausted to the limit watching and reading all the news stories, with the amount of issues that parallels a reality TV show?