PATRICK MICHAEL HUGHES SENIOR FASHION EDITOR
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For the Fall-Winter 2021 collection, PRIVATE POLICY brings awareness to the important historical achievement of the nineteenth century Chinese transcontinental railroad workers who built the American railroads and acknowledges the xenophobic feelings of that era, while battling similar issues today as a result of how the COVID-19 pandemic is being perceived as an Asian virus.
No longer avoiding the issue, people are speaking up about the past and ongoing racism and prejudice against Asian immigrants. The younger generation will not allow these microaggressions continue within the community. PRIVATE POLICY chose this story to declare existence and pride from the phenomenal attributions the older generations have contributed to the community and nation. We look to them for inspiration to stand tall for who we are and welcome others to learn about our culture.
Private Policy: PRIVATE POLICY is a New York based inclusive brand, dedicated to bringing the New York rebellious style, and fierce free spirit, to the world by focusing on one social political topic each season. With sustainability as the constant pursuit, they believe fashion is their outlet to express diversity, build community and inspire meaningful discussions. Private Policy designs for people who heart fashion and mind the world.
The creative directors, Haoran Li and Siying Qu were nominated for the Fashion Group International Rising Star award in 2018, listed on Forbes China "30 under 30," won the GQ China Present award, and recently became finalists of the CFDA / VOGUE Fashion Fund in 2019.
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