Pussycat Hats Conquer the Runway @Milan Fashio


Political statements seem to be the trend at the latest fashion shows, from New York to London to Milan and who knows, maybe Paris. At fashion designer Angela Missoni’s presentation, the Fall/ Winter 2017 the political message was also present. The Italian designer opted to end the show with a bang by accessorizing the models with pink Pussyhats, a symbol of women’s rights.


Fashion’s “it girls” Gigi Hadid and Romee Strijd were also present on the runway, walking down the catwalk in style on Saturday wearing the Italian fashion designer’s interpretation of the pointy eared hats, featuring Missoni’s signature bold stripes around the brims.

The pink Pussyhats were first seen on the 21st of January at the Women’s March in Washington DC, where they were worn as a sign of solidarity between women, the day after the US President, Donald Trump was sworn into office.

The Italian fashion designer is not the only woman at Milan’s Fashion Week to call for unity among women in this troubled period. An other well known Italian fashion designer, Donatella Versace also had political statements incorporated into her fashion show. They were present both in her creations (words on clothing and hats) and the white bandana which was present at the end of the show.

The fashion statements presented at Milan Fashion Week followed New York Fashion Week’s attempt to protest against the newly elected US President, Donald Trump. People from America’s cultural elite were upset that Hillary Clinton, who is admired in the fashion industry did not win the election. Their anger was present in different messages which were incorporated into the fashion shows which followed the first chaotic weeks of Trump’s presidency.

The pink Pussyhats, which were initially made for the Washington March, were an interpretation of Trump’s words: “grab them by their pussy”, making both an impacting fashion and political statement.

There is only one day left of Milan Fashion Week and we are already excited about the surprises that it has in store for us. Stay tuned on our website to find out about the latest trends.