In our world of plenty, there is no excuse for inaction or indifference - UN Secretary General
focusses on the Famine caused by extreme natural disaster but also manmade causes and how it is handled by the community of world leaders. While there is a lot of political turmoil and a right wing uprising in the wealthiest countries of the west, basic humanitarian aid seems to be a problem of less urgency. But by deliberately not helping where one can, one is denying the affected people’s human rights and is passively repeating horrors of historical events such as the holocaust and similarly cruel actions taken during the process of colonisation.
By studying the impoverished bodies and distraught clothes of children and adults affected by the drought in east African countries as well as linking back to imagery from the holocaust I aim to draw attention to the issue of ignorance.
The final outcome of the autumn/winter 2018 collection aims to make the high end fashion consumer feel sympathy for the situation and to by wearing the pieces sends a message of urgency to those that surround him.
Ideally the collection paired with some media attention to a celebrity wearing it will encourage political activism and will result in the human rights of the affected people to be recognised.