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An instruction is an attempt to generate a different reality. Writer and trend forecaster Ayesha A. Siddiqi described the proliferation of script in fashion as “the icons of an emergency era.”

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This sequined archive Ashish T-shirt worn by Heloisa (alongside an earring by Tasaki) was created shortly after Donald Trump had enacted via executive decree his de-facto “Muslim ban”. One form is annihilating, one reparative.

How can we talk about fashion when language represents emergency?