Fashion designer, TV personality and famed NY Club kid Richie Rich, and his business partner Tracie May-Wagner, launched their new fashion brand RICH by Richie Rich on the runway with STYLE Fashion Week at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Inspired by current events, and the social climate affected by the new American political regime, the POPOGANDA Fall 2017 Collection reflected a peaceful protest of social injustice through fashion, art and pop culture.
Richie designed this collection as a vehicle for addressing important social issues like LGBTQ rights, Women’s Rights, Anti-Bullying, Climate Change, and Immigration, while simultaneously paying homage to the millions of Americans currently taking to the streets in peaceful protest.
The show featured five transgender models including Claudia, Rain and Dominique from Strut, Oxygen’s hit reality TV show, and legendary trans activists Dina Delicious and Connie Fleming. Social Media influencers Frankie Grande, Arianna Grande’s brother, and Simonetta Lein also walked in the show. In addition, Richie chose not to use animal products and 100% of the clothing, accessories and footwear in the POPOGANDA Fall 2017 Collection are vegan and cruelty free.
Photos courtesy of STYLE Fashion Week