by Desi Liversage
Fashion trend forecaster Li Edelkoort published an Anti
Fashion Manifesto, outlining reasons why she believes the fashion
industry is buckling under its own hubris. The works in this show
illustrate the points which I believe to be the most
Fast fashion dictates bigger, better, faster, more, throwaway,
and in doing so, exploits the resources of the planet and those of
the proletariat in developing countries. And we, the consumers, are
complicit in this pursuit of the shoddy and the bland. Our point of
view has become a tiny dot of mindlessly embracing uniformity and
Intensification of cotton growing has led to water being
diverted from food growing and desertification. We wreak further
havoc on the waterways by introducing petrochemical synthetic dyes,
fixed with toxic heavy metal salts.
Textiles are amongst out biggest throwaway landfill items,
adding to our methane mess and our carbon footprint, thereby adding
to our climate chaos.
Fashion Kills. Think of Rana Plaza and the 1139 souls who died
to make cheap clothes for us to throw away.
Fashion is dead. Long live clothes!