The New York fashion crowd’s focus last week was diverted by the news events such as Ieshia Evans standing up to riot police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, amid protests over the fatal shooting by police of a black man, Alton Sterling. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Bachman

Baton Rouge, Dallas ... gender-neutral hipster chic. Can fashion reconnect with reality?

Why has the fashion industry got nothing to say about social justice, polarised politics and America’s national turmoil? And how do regular guys look in brocade suits and palm frond hats?

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The New York fashion crowd’s focus last week was diverted by the news events such as Ieshia Evans standing up to riot police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, amid protests over the fatal shooting by police of a black man, Alton Sterling. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Bachman
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