1971’s advocacy goes beyond “Fuck Trump” slogans or Supreme’s “Fuck Bush” stickers.
The Brujas are an all-female skate crew from the Bronx. But they’re more than just a skate crew, they’re radical feminists, community organizers, and a critical voice amongst a younger generation. Debuting their streetwear line 1971 at Art Basel Miami this past Saturday, the DIY line honors the current prison strikes taking place in American as well as the 45th anniversary of the Atticus Prison Uprising, in which prisoners seized control of the upstate New York Prison protesting physical brutality.
Starting as regular skate hangouts for women of color, the group has since evolved into a large community with the sole responsibility of empowering marginalized groups regardless of how they identify. In October 2016, the group started a Kickstarter campaign, which received a big boost post-election, to fund the simple line of graphic tees, shorts, and skate decks.
The line echoes a long history of political messaging through fashion as wearing your politics on your sleeves has become increasingly natural in urban youth. 1971’s advocacy goes beyond “Fuck Trump” slogans or Supreme’s “Fuck Bush” stickers. Designed by CZARQUAN of Nocturnal Sons Posse and Robin Giordani of The Corner Society, proceeds will benefit funding support for queer and trans people of color imprisoned because of their activity in street culture.