The world of fashion has long reflected the political and climate around it (here's looking at you Hemline Index) and since Trump's inauguration and the subsequent hyper-awareness of equal rights, it's been more on trend than ever to express your views through what you wear. 

The future is more than a feminist tee. 

To celebrate International Women's Day on Friday, here are some of our favourite examples of feminist fashion statements and how they're being used as a communication tool to change the world... all while making it fashion too, of course.   

Androgeny 

Always find yourself favouring a boxy blazer or wide-legged pants over a floaty dress? Well, you can thank the sisterhood for that. Rejecting traditional women’s fashion as both a source of restriction and limitation, Coco Chanel is famed for creating the first two-piece suit women actually wanted to wear.

Activist Gloria Steinem, who was constantly on TV and in the media, fully embraced fashion's role in self-expression and in turn, subverted the paradigms around how a woman should look. 

The Slogan Tees 

The Autumn/Winter '17s show season saw the birth of the politically-charged slogan tee, with Prabal Gurung leading the runway charge and Dior's Maria Grazia Chiuri quickly following suit. 

For her debut collection for the famed fashion house as its first-ever female head of design, she stamped T-shirts with feminist slogans, printing the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie’s rallying words “We should all be feminists” in bold black text.

The Pussyhat Phenomenon

The result of the Pussyhat Project, these were part of a nationwide effort initiated by Krista Suh and Jayna Zweiman, a screenwriter and architect located in Los Angeles, to have one million pink hats handed out at the Washington Women's March in 2017. 

Crafters all over the U.S. fashioned theirs using patterns provided on the project's website - either knitting, crocheting and sewing fabrics together.  

Time's Up Solidarity 

On the 2018 Golden Globes red carpet almost every guest embraced the dress code proposed by Time’s Up, a movement that challenges the culture of workplace sexual assault, harassment and discrimination it the wake ofthe Weinstein effect. 

Wearing the sombre shade of black to an event that typically rewards flamboyance, the women of Hollywood came together to put their values to practical work and showed support those who had been affected. 

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