As Minnesota celebrates Black Fashion Week, St. Paul’s Jason Sole and business partner Andre Wright are reflecting on the week that changed their lives, and how they hope their experiences help others turn dreams into something real. “We want to be humanized and what’s a better place to bring that message but New York? Fashion Week is a huge platform,” Sole said. Wright says what you see on stage is a movement to destigmatize fashion trends worn by people of color. “We had a subject matter, we had a vision; a way to prove that vision was to use the Fashion Week as a platform to really express ourselves,” Wright said. Sole says the activism part is built on love and the hope that through conversation hearts and minds can change. “I had the dream of making Humanize My Hoodie a brand that would actually make people feel it and make people create less harm and more love,” Sole said. “When you have an idea and you believe in it, put all your energy into that versus all of the things that pull you away from your vision.” “We took 55-millimeter shells and 9-millimeter shells and we adorned those to the hoodie and we had a conversation around what it means about gun violence in this co...