4 iconic non-violent strikes that made history

In this fashion editorial, two rebels with a cause come together to reimagine four iconic non-violent strikes that made history.

1. Stand Up!

While many peaceful strikes have taken place throughout history, the 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution, where Filipinos rose against the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship, was one of the world’s most prominent.

On Miro: SLAVES ØF LIBERTY polo shirt and belt, GEN.MDSE at The HUB; CALVIN KLEIN polo, SM Aura Premier; RANDOLF pants, facebook.com/randolfclothing
On Bruce: SLAVES ØF LIBERTY polo shirt and kimono, GEN.MDSE at The HUB; RANDOLF pants, facebook.com/randolfclothing

2. Strike Fast

During the Indian independence movement, the four-time imprisoned Mahatma Gandhi famously fasted for days at a time as he staged numerous hunger strikes from the ’20s till ’40s as part of a nonviolent resistance campaign against the British rule of India.

On Miro: THE STARVING ARTIST shirt, facebook.com/thestarvingartist.co; DKNY pants, Greenbelt 5
On Bruce: RANDOLF pants, facebook.com/randolfclothing

3. Sshhh…

While the rest of the world spoke up about the Proposition 8 legislation that banned same-sex marriage in California, celebrity photographer Adam Bouska and his partner Jeff Parshley ran a successful silent protest in 2013, where he asked his subjects to pose with duct tape over their mouths and “NOH8” painted on one cheek.

On Miro: PRAYER MEETING shirt, GEN.MDSE at The HUB
On Bruce: CALVIN KLEIN jacket, SM Aura Premier

4. War Is Over

When John Lennon and Yoko Ono got married in the middle of the Vietnam War in the ’60s, they celebrated their honeymoon with a “Bed-In for Peace” strike. The two stayed in bed for a week at the Hilton Amsterdam’s presidential suite and invited global press into their room to discuss peace for 12 hours every day.

On Miro: CARL JAN CRUZ shirt and joggers, carljancruz.com; UNIQLO socks, SM Mega Mall Fashion Hall
On Bruce: SLAVES ØF LIBERTY polo, GEN.MDSE at The HUB; UNIQLO socks, SM Mega Mall Fashion Hall

By Celene Sakurako
Photography by Cenon Norial III
Styling by Mav Bernardo
Hair and Makeup by Sylvina Lopez
featuring Miro Manere and Bruce Venida