Clothing brand Generation and makeup artist Saima Bargfrede are the latest Lux Style Award nominees to have rejected their nominations to stand in solidarity with victims of sexual harassment.
Generation had been nominated for an award inside the category of ‘achievement in fashion design (pret)’ at the same time as Bargfrede has been nominated for ‘first-class Hair and make-up Artist’ at this year’s Lux fashion Awards.
In a press release issued on Monday, however, generation and Bargfrede said they “have determined to follow in quality rising skills nominee Eman Suleman’s footsteps and step down from this year’s ceremony.
The selection is in protest to the award platform’s choice to encompass a nomination for a person who faces critical and credible accusations of sexual harassment.” the 2 persevered: “the two manufacturers stand with ladies who face and combat toxic misogyny, sexism and sexual harassment in a couple of methods in pursuance of their desires and indeed of their day by day lives. The 2 entities were nominated for awards in different categories and consider that by way of accepting any nomination or award and taking part in LSA 2019 would be doing a disservice to the cause of girls’s empowerment and the urgent need to address the threat of sexual harassment.”
the two clarified that they did not hold whatever towards folks that made the selection to stay LSA nominees, pronouncing: “This choice has been made after serious deliberation and as both bodies do now not maintain something in opposition to people who pick to attend the LSA this year, or bear any private unwell will toward anybody associated with the awards.”
Earlier this month model Eman Suleman also rejected her LSA nomination for similar reasons.