Red is a collection exploring a metaphoric application of adaptive techniques present in nature to fashion looks that allow the wearer to withstand a socially extreme climate.
I look at extremism as a method of adaptation but more importantly as something we as a society need to adapt to and address. I find that groups are the foundation of such fanaticism. A single extremist mind holds no power unless there are others echoing the same views, giving the extremist the fuel to openly share and act on his thoughts. To remove extremism at its source, we need to do away with the concept of groups and boundaries.
The collection addresses this in its own small way by creating a knitwear collection which is gender, size, and age neutral. The colors are bold like warning colors are in nature. The silhouettes are large and baggy, to make the wearer feel bigger and therefore ‘stronger.’
Extremism of any kind waters down to the institution of groups.
Without a group, there exist no extremist and without the other group, there exist no extremism.