I am in LA, standing in front of pieces of the Berlin wall. And because Berlin fashion week is in full swing, I thought I’d tease at it from a distance and situate myself in front of this German artifact. These pieces of concrete, once the enforcers of oppression, now stand in front of so many food trucks as a lovely bit of installation art. But of course they are much more than that. I like to think they also stand as reminders of the certainty of change, and of the power of the human spirit to survive and overcome. So my location is doubly apropos given that today we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who inspired and provoked and insisted upon positive change, and in so doing tore down many walls and freed many from lives of injustice and oppression. A little chill in the air drove my sartorial choices; a grey sweater from Joe Fresh, a skinny jean from Joe’s Jeans and an open toed sandal from Dolce Vita (because it is LA after all). Still, contemplating how far we’ve come and how far we have to go gave me a little shiver. I take comfort in knowing that it’s a small world after all (there’s my inner Pollyanna again), and that standing together, we shall overcome someday.