May Day. Recognized worldwide as the International Worker's Day, May 1 has come to symbolize a time for community organizing, political demonstrations, and social reform. In many ways, the start of May stands for the power of revolution and radical action, of workers' rights and class struggle.
So, while style and luxury often feel frivolous next to these larger human causes, it's important to remember: What you wear is a part of your identity, and identity is, well, pretty darn political. Social movements, class, and our gender roles influence (intentionally or not) the way we choose to represent ourselves, and throughout history, revolutions have played out inside of closets, on feet, or by a hemline. As we all know, style can help affirm — or disrupt — the status quo.