"When you realize your adopted country does not love you back. I have never felt more displaced," wrote the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund designer Aurora James of Brother Vellies on Instagram following the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States in the early hours of Wednesday morning. "As a woman. As a person of color. As a human."

For an industry built by immigrants, people of color, women, and LGBTQ, Trump's victory was nothing short of a tragedy for fashion designers, models, and bloggers alike, many of whom expressed feelings similar to James on social media. Pieter Mulier โ€” Raf Simons' right hand man who just moved to America to start work at Calvin Klein โ€” expressed through a hashtag that he "wants to go home" to Europe. Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci wrote, "R.I.P. U.S.A." And Canadian model Grace Mahari called out America's bigotry in her post.

On the other hand, Dao-Yi Chow of Public School and DKNY wrote: "I'm woke," and said that despite the obvious blow and the trend to "Move to Canada," he will not leave the city he calls home. He continued: "Instead of retracting and moving overseas โ€” that wouldn't be very New York of me โ€” I promise to get out there and help prepare my children and other children to see the world for what it is and subsequently what it could be." Alber Elbaz, the former Lanvin designer, also had a more optimistic post, using hashtags like #HealTheNation.

Below, a roundup of the fashion industry's somber reactions to America's new president.

Dao-Yi Chow of Public School DKNY

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I live in this fantastic bubble here in New York City. Where all of my friends are mixed and we celebrate our differences and we learn how to be respectful of each other no matter where we come from. Being different is a badge of honor. Having independent thoughts and an open mind is what I was taught early on. I thank god with all my soul that I have been raised here and that I've been able to raise my children here. I consider myself a New Yorker before an American. It's given everything to me which is why I dedicate my work to it everyday. I finished my first NYC marathon three days ago and felt like I could do anything because of this city. This has always been who I was, thinking that where I am is right at the center of the world. But fuck this bubble. Fuck this FUCKING place because it gave me a false sense of reality. The bubble finally burst and I woke up today to see what a dream I've been living. I took for granted what it feels like to be different and still loved. To feel safe around everyone. To be around smart and kind people who don't judge a book by its cover. To be surrounded by a community who look at my children like their own. To have grown up with people whose parents fought for social injustice and helped those who needed it the most. I fell asleep all these years in my comfy cozy bubble. But thank you America for the wake up call. Thank you for setting the record straight. Thank you for smashing the grace and beauty I grew up around so I could see how much work I have to do to educate my children so they don't get lulled to sleep like I did. So instead of retracting and moving overseas, that wouldn't be very New York of me, I promise to get out there and help prepare my children and other children to see the world for what it is and subsequently what it could be. Please don't talk to me about this being a battle between old establishment vs new establishment. Amerikkka I'm actually good now. I'm woke.

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Aurora James of Brother Vellies

Pieter Mulier, Raf Simons right hand at Calvin Klein

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GREAT AMERICA #wanttogohome #realityshow

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Jonathan Anderson of J.W. Anderson and Loewe

Dilone, model

Grace Mahary, model

Naomi Campbell, supermodel

Riccardo Tisci, designer at Givenchy

India Menuez, artist and model

Alber Elbaz, former designer at Lanvin

Mariacarla Boscono, model

Garance Dorรฉ, blogger

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I don't think at any point I had pictured this could happen. Maybe I watch too many American movies with a happy ending. Last night, Chris and I didn't know what to do. He was pacing, I was curled under the sheets, unable to sleep but wanting desperately to wake up to a brighter day. Then I heard Chris in the middle of the night. That's it, he won, he said. In my sleep, my heart ripped appart. My vision of a progressive world, where women and men are finally equals, where racism is a thing of the past, where people of all color and religion and sexual orientation come together in a respectful way, where we work together to change a world and make it a place of healing, of care and attention for others and for our poor planet, that vision just broke down in million pieces at my feet. What did people say yesterday? That they are afraid. I have a few people in my life that vote for Trump. Or Le Pen, in France. I didn't chose them to be like that, but they are and I listen to them. They're not the devil. They're good people. I swear they're good people! What they feel is powerless. They feel forgotten. They feel like they've given everything for a system that left them lacking, poor, empty. They've been made to believe the answer is force, ejection, walls. And why had I not imagined this could happen? Because I live behind closed walls too. The walls of my life, of my social media feeds, catered by me for me with the help of crazy algorithms that make it almost impossible to get a wider view of the world, presenting to me a landscape that conforms to my beliefs... But that is an absolute illusion. And today, it's time to wake up from the dream. These people I know, nothing I'll say will make them change. There is only one thing to do. Keep loving them. And live and act on my beliefs like I've never done before. If fear prompted that disaster, then let's not be fearful. Lets stop building walls. Lets look at each other and not fear the truth. Let's cultivate hope, care, compassion, and responsibility. Lets look around us and take each other's hands. Let's inspire and forgive. Let's hope for an American movie happy ending, soon, soon enough.

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Petra Collins, artist and model

Susie Bubble, blogger