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Atelier by Gala B

Model wears political statement tee that reads “Save the Date, 18.03.18” at the Atelier Gala B runway show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia. (Photo: Getty)

Fashion designer wants Russians to vote in the presidential election — for Vladimir Putin (or not)

Fashion designers have always been inspired by politics. And at a time when there’s so much around the world to draw from, runways from Manhattan to Moscow have been filled with clothing that make more than just sartorial statements.

During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Atelier by Gala B hopped on the trend by creating a political statement T-shirt reading, “Save the Date 18.03.18.” The tees are undoubtably a reference to the upcoming Russian presidential election on Sunday.

“Fashion and politics are closely intertwined. In fact, politics [are] in fashion today. We take a proactive stance and believe voting in the elections is a must. It is not simply ‘Save the date!’ in the calendar but rather ‘Remember the day!'” Designer Gala Borzova of Atelier by Gala B tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

The Russian presidential ballot this year includes incumbent President Vladimir Putin, a 36 year-old socialite, and 6 other candidates. Although, according to The Times, there is little debate over whether Putin will clench the presidency again for a fourth term.

Ahead, see all of the political statements made at fashion weeks so far.

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