Does life imitate art or does art imitate life? For fashion designers, both of these ideals ring true. Some of the top creative geniuses set the hottest style trends every season. At the same time, the pieces they create are inspired by their environments and experiences. It is virtually impossible to separate the two.
During New York Fashion Week, designers dared to incorporate everything from social justice and women's health, to education and racism into their runway fashions. Essence Magazine was on-hand to take it all in. Here are seven of the #wokest Fashion Week moments ripped right from today's headlines:
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