New York-based Ruba Abu-Nimah, creative director for Revlon, has teamed up with her longtime friend, fashion designer Phillip Lim on a cozy capsule made up of a black hoodie, crewneck and t-shirt celebrating the strength of New York after a period of trials brought on by COVID-19 followed by spirited protests fighting for justice for Black people. Each garment is printed with the words “New York. Tougher than ever.”
Press on the effort reads, “By New Yorkers, for New York. Whether it be a global pandemic or the fight for justice, New Yorkers are connected through their resilience. As tough, rough and hardcore as New Yorkers are, when push comes to shove we come together Our roots are grounded. Where there is a riot, there is a revolution. This is a reminder that if enough of us get involved, change will come. The moment has a message: New York. Tougher than ever.
Net proceeds from the sale of the capsule will be donated to NYC Thrive Collective, an organization dedicated to creating hope and opportunity through arts, sports and mentoring in and around public schools. A portion of the funds will also go to Immigrant Justice Corps, an organization that identifies promising lawyers and advocates passionate about immigration and places them with legal services and community-based organizations.
Priced from $55-$110, all three tops will launch on July 8, 2020 on 31philliplim.com.