Designers

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen’s graduation project is an activist appeal to bring the fashion industry and our addiction to it to a halt. The fashion industry has become a machine of pointless production and consumption, leaving behind a trail of waste and pollution. It is ever-changing trends, whose only purpose is to make what we already own seem undesirable. To make us appear irrelevant. To make us feel unworthy. It is control of our minds and dictatorship of our bodies. We don’t need more clothes! 

We do instead need to acknowledge the fact that we are in a climate emergency. As greenhouse gas emissions keep rising, so does the temperature and so will the sea levels. We are breathing toxic air and our oceans are becoming acidic. We are already witnessing ecological breakdown. Our very life-support system is eroding from beneath our feet. Soon we will be struggling to grow food. Many countries are already facing soil eradication. Farmers are left with crop failures. Citizens are left with empty plates. Human beings are dying.

“Sustainability” has been reduced to a buzzword. A marketing tool, allowing us to keep doing what we are doing: consuming the planet to death. An aim to sustain business as usual instead of sustaining life. 

Laura’s collection is a collection of the textile waste accumulated in a fashion studio. This is not waste. This is fashion. This is a broken system of spending planetary overdraft to produce clothes that we already have in abundance. This is using scarce arable soil to produce cotton instead of food. This is polyester, derived from oil, destroying land and polluting atmosphere and waterways. This is cellulose fibre, sourced from endangered forests. These are resources that never even served a purpose before ending up in landfills. This is the wasteful collective consciousness that will kill us. 

Laura wants us all to signs the pledge on www.xrfashionboycott.com and challenge or relationship with clothes by not purchasing any new clothes or other textiles for one year. 

Fashion is not to die for. 

 

Images by Daniel Sims

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen

Laura Krarup Frandsen