The 1920s ushered in a new era of fashion that was more inclusive and progressive than anything we had seen before.
Fashioners were openly gay, women wore headscarves, and the first black-owned stores were opening across the country.
The trendsetters in the 1920s were largely white, so while some of the women they worked with were still wearing hats, they were less white than in the past.
Fashion had its own identity too, as the new fashion world was defined by the ideals of “the ideal woman”.
But in the years following the New York Fashion Week, things were changing.
As the 1920’s drew to a close, it became clear that fashion was heading in the wrong direction.
There was a growing trend towards white supremacy and racism, as well as a lack of respect for people of colour.
For many people, this meant that fashion in the 1940s was no longer a place where they could feel safe.
For example, when it came to colour, there were few other ways to express oneself than to wear a red or white striped dress, and it was only in the 1950s that people began to dress more casually.
While fashion designers and designers of colour were now able to make more daring designs, the traditional look that had helped define fashion in recent decades was still there.
The style of the 1920 was still a part of fashion and the 1920 is still widely recognised as the year of the black woman.
Fashion is a complex process that is constantly changing, but the fact that fashion is changing the way we live, work and play is a powerful reminder of what is possible when we are all united.