THE RE\VIEW: AN ITEM CATALOG OF EXCLUSIVE RUNWAY REVIEWS, CRITIQUES & CULTURAL EVENTS, PAYING RESPECT TO THE WORLDS OF FASHION, ENTERTAINMENT & ART.
They save everything that’s glitters is always gold. And with most respects, that statement was true last night.
The tone set by the night of encouraged campaign hashtags such as #whywewearblack - #metoo and #timesup at the 75th Golden Globes 2018, was right on track to become more than a celebration of honoring the solidarity of the sexes. It was an evening where women and men alike, stood together against gender inequalities such as unequal pay, sexual harassment and discrimination within the workplace. These were just a few of the dominating topics circulating the event, among many of each individual persons reasons for taking a stance on the balance of power.
And in a similar fashion of fighting the ones at the top, withIn a lively sea of black-on-black attire and the sold out Times Up pins shining brightly against the black suited men, many guests and nominees also showed up with activists at their side to remind people just why they wore black for the iconic event.
The Pin is currently sold out, but you can still support the initiative at the Time's Up website in other ways.
Whereas, to some looking in from the outside solely see this as an entertainment only industry conversation, many of the attendees felt it was necessary to clarified that the topic of conversation was much bigger than just recognizing the social injustices within this one part of our culture: entertainment. It is more so about bringing attention and overall awareness to a silenced and controversially topic of harassment.
Courtesy of Getty Images, Kerry Washington in Prabal Gurung
“We are looking out for anybody who feels marginalized in the workplace. Wether you are a woman, a man, if you feel margazniated because of your sexual orientation, your age or your race, we are here to support you.” said Keri Washington, when mentioning the 15 million dollars worth of donations from 60 countries that was raised for the Legal Defense Fund: a cause created to better help support those that have faced unequal treatment in the workplace that cannot afford representation in court.
And one thing remained quite clear throughout the awards, the time is up to stop avoiding and/or turning the cheek on unequal treatment. The time is upon us; the time is now!
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a poet and freelance fashion writer, photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.