Content warning for discussions of mass shootings.
Fashion is design with an artistic component, and that art can be used to break boundaries, advocate for the marginalized, and call attention to critical issues. But fashion can also be used for deeply cynical purposes, as is the case with streetwear label Bstroy's Spring/Summer 2020 collection. The greater public is outraged at Bstroy's new hooded sweatshirts emblazoned with the names of schools that have become achingly familiar: Columbine, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Sandy Hook Elementary. The sweatshirts are even distressed, appearing as though they are riddled with bullet holes.
Sometimes there are no words. In this case, we're going to let the images speak for themselves.