Protest-wear Fashion Recap: Climate March to May Day! by Hobo Scumbag

The last few months have inspired a lot of people to hit the streets with some of the most bold statement pieces ever. Let’s take a look at the latest streetwear trends to emerge this year!

 

People’s Climate March

With record-breaking heat worldwide, last month’s climate marches were quite literally the hottest things around.

To unify their presentation with their entire reason for marching, people took to wearing red. Streetwear was rife with vermilions, cardinal, and rubies, which symbolize the following things: fire, rage, burning, our current state of emergency, and ozone-layer-induced sunburns. For comfort, people wore red hats, shorts, halters, and headbands.

 

The New York Times
The New York Times

Another trend was symbolic costuming to visually incorporate the theme of extinction across the board. This fashion statement serves the purpose of adding to the eco mise-en-scene some very crucial narratives; that is, references to the melting arctic ice that is killing polar bears; the likely possibility that we will all go the way of the dinosaurs; and pirates, which is a narrative you can interpret many, many ways.

The New York Times
The New York Times

 

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Sparrowpost.net

 

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rt.com

 

(Your trusty fashion blogger must add that this particular trend shows a commendable and exceptional commitment to the cause, because it was really, really hot that day.) Other costumes not pictured here included Trump golfing with a ball painted to look like our planet, and one Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus with signs declaring Christmas cancelled due to the North Pole having melted.

 

May Day

Every year, May 1st swings around with some of the year’s best accessories. It is a day in which people gather to honor labor improvements of the past and to demand better current working conditions around the world.

This year, the most on-trend pieces were handheld signs and banners that detailed, ever so fashionably, that we are human beings that must be treated as human beings. Truly, some avant-garde thinking that still hasn’t caught on yet. Maybe this year will be the year!

 

The New York Times
The New York Times

 

The Day
The Day

 

LA Times
LA Times

 

One trend I advise you to veer away from is that of tear gas for civilians, razor wire, handcuffs, and water cannons for the unarmed. It is my humble fashion opinion that those accessories are incredibly passé, and should really be relics of the last century. Indeed, they are incredibly offensive and tone-deaf when they do present themselves in streetwear. There is only place those particular fashion accessories belong in society: a dystopian horror movie.

 

Hobo Scumbag is a native of Southern California. Find her at hoboscumbag.com.