‘We Can’t Be Silent’ – How Fashion Is Speaking Up About COVID Racism

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, an anti-Asian sentiment has been on the rise – and now the fashion community is putting itself at the forefront in tackling the hate. In the UK, racist incidents have rocketed and hate crimes have increased by 21 percent, while in the U.S., there has been an increase in racially motivated attacks against Asian Americans. “The upturn of violence and discrimination really hit way too close to home for all of us,” says the U.S. designer Phillip Lim. “When we see people who look like us, our friends and family members, colleagues being attacked, we can’t be silent.” Read more at The Guardian.