NYFW: Designers make powerful political statements on the runway

There were plenty of stand-out trends at New York Fashion Week this season -- but perhaps the one that stood out most was how designers used their platforms to shine a light on the current tumultuous political climate.

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Milly channeled her "fractured" and dispirited energy into a somber fall line, Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour -- along with others -- stood proudly with Planned Parenthood and Prabal Gurung brought the room to a chilling halt with his powerful ode to women.

Now, more than ever, it's evident that fashion is so much more than meets the eye.

See the politically-driven NYFW moments below: