As if rudely awakened from a collective lucid daydream, some still a bit groggy, others with eyes wide open and ready to face the reckoning, we all know: if ever there were a time, now’s the time to do better. This is the new state of awareness that is shaking up the world of fashion. For good.
The New Order of Fashion team signals a strong activist and action ready attitude among this year’s fashion graduates from the best national and international art and design academies. Woke to the manifold injustices so tightly woven into the status quo, here is an emerging generation of gifted designers out to break the mould and dazzle us with exciting alternatives.
It is time for new beginnings. It is time to redesign everything from the bottom up so as to do right to the many wrongs; to the planet and all its life, to our fellow human beings, and ultimately, to ourselves.
New Order of Fashion selected the most imaginative and forward minded proposals that dare to challenge ruling conventions, systems, constructs and borders. These outstanding graduation projects address urgent universal topics as diverse as the sweeping effects of climate change and cries for environmental and social justice and an even playing field for cultural and gender diversity.