Bella Hadid is rightfully using her voice and platform for all the right reasons. Palestinian-Dutch supermodel and now activist powerfully wore a ‘Free Palestine’ T-shirt vest from German label GmbH’s collaboration with Jerusalem based fashion brand Trashy Clothing. Trashy Clothing is known for being unapologetic and politically aware as it “came from a missing Palestinian voice in mainstream pop culture.” The star casually paired her look with black flared trousers and accessorized with a brown bag and matching shades as she steps out for lunch in New York with her partner Marc Kalman.
Hadid chose to wear this ever so timely, just a few days after the unlawful killing of war journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. This is not the first time Hadid has made a statement highlighting the ongoing violence suffered by Palestinians as she has recently taken to Instagram to share a carousel of videos exposing the truth about the attacks on peaceful civilians that are often hidden by the media along with the caption “If you want me to stop talking, they should stop killing.”
Fashion brands worldwide begin purposefully using style to convey messages to the world. Whether that be boycotting brands that use hate speech, or creating designs to convey a peaceful message. It has become ever so important for fashion to make such statements of standing in solidarity with those who are oppressed. With Hadid being one of the most influential supermodels in the world, we hope that showing her solidarity and support for Palestine will invoke others to begin to join the fight for freedom.