Ahead of her comeback LP, The Ride, due March 31, Nelly Furtado debuted last night her new single, "Cold Hard Truth," on Late Night With Seth Meyers. For her performance, the Canadian pop star exclusively wore pieces by queer designers of color—a subtle, but strong statement to present on mainstream television for Trump's anti-LGBTQ, anti-immigration America.
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Styled by Brooklyn's Phil Gomez, another queer POC, Furtado was dressed in a Nicopanda blouse, designed by OUT100's Nicola Formichetti, faux cowhide coat by rising queer brand Daimorf, necklaces from Chris Habana and wide-legged lace trousers by Gypsy Sport. While these details are largely insider knowledge, Furtado's fashionable protest is valuable in creating visibility for indepedent LGBTQ designers.
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Watch Nelly Furtado's comeback Seth Meyers performance, below, and listen to "Cold Hard Truth," here.