With the rise in hate crimes in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, this year Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month matters even more. In the middle of these uncertain times, we are reflecting on how this community is core to the fabric of America.

Being a fashion designer is first and foremost about creating clothing but at it’s core it thrives on adapting and reacting swiftly to the changing social and political environments. Creativity is necessary in every part of the process, from constructing meaningful narratives through every collection to solving problems like finding the balance between runway collections and commercial pieces. So how are designers adapting to the global COVID-19 pandemic? Mega brands like Dior and Burberry are modifying their factories to produce PPE while Christian Siriano is utilizing his atelier to sew face masks. Runway shows are being…

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