At its best, fashion is able to come alive and convey a message about who you are. And sometimes what it is that you stand for.
Renowned film director Spike Lee, known for his numerous black powered films showed his support for 49ers’s Colin Kaepernick today at Xuly. Bët’s Spring 2017 show by sporting the quarterbacks number 7 jersey along with a matching cap and a pair of track pants all while sitting front row.
The outspoken director/activist was not shy at expressing his support of Kaepernick whose number 7 jersey is now a symbol of the national conversation due to him choosing to no longer stand, but to kneel during the national anthem in protest to the racial injustices and thoughtless acts of police brutality against the black community.
“I’m not going to show pride for a country that oppresses black people”—Colin Kaepernick
While some irate 49ers fans burned the jersey in their own form of protest, it has not hindered the jerseys sales. Despite backlash, it is now the top-selling NFL jersey, according to Forbes. The sales have soared since he began his stance, showing just how much of an impact clothes represent even when faced with adversity.
Talk about making a fashion STATEMENT.