We wanted to honor him and our other lost brothers and sisters in a way that felt appropriate
Last week when LA / NYC Stylist, Gabriel M Garmon reached out on social media for a demonstrators to put on a suit and tie, a shirt or their "best" in honor and remembrance of George Floyd - whose funeral was happening the same day in Minneapolis. He had hopes that 100 other Black men would join him.
Led by Garmon and his two friends in the fashion / creatives community - Brandon Murphy and Harold Waight- the 100+ Black men who showed up was a testament of how fashion can be used as a creative outlet to make a powerful statement. The response was a touching and brilliant show of honor and sartorial respect for Floyd.