The Wildest, Most Important Moments Of NYFW

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Everything you need to know that happened this past week

Let's face it, the fashion industry doesn't have the best reputation. In 2018, we still see cultural appropriation and a lack of diversity on the runways. Most models are still rail thin, while larger bodies are generally tokenized or are treated as “trendy," rather than accepted as the norm.

But, there are a handful of designers out there who are working to make fashion and Fashion Week a better place. Whether they're putting in the work to make the industry more inclusive or using their voices to take a powerful stance, the NYFW runways have become more than just an epic display of sartorial masterpieces, they've become a powerful political platform.

See what we mean, in our roundup of powerful NYFW moments, below.

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Pyer Moss’ celebration of black culture
Quite possibly the most important show of the week was Pyer Moss, which was held in Brooklyn’s Weeksville neighborhood, one of the first free black communities in America. Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond decided to present his collection, which included collaborations with black artist Derrick Adams and clothing label FUBU, at the neighborhood's Heritage Center, which works to both preserve and celebrate black culture in the community.

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Because Pennywise, of course

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