We do not fit this system and, as we are seeing, this system does not fit the world. This collection is an attempt to dispel the exhaustion, embrace the convulsion and forge new space within the chaos. It is also a celebration of fluidity, embracing circularity through material transformation, using upcycling as a sustainable tactic of empowerment.
In such unprecedented circumstances exacerbated by systemic racism, transphobia, queerphobia, and other prejudices, I continue to ask myself, Why does fashion matter? After months of isolation, I return to the sentiment and truth that fashion is a vital means of self expression for marginalized groups. It is an indispensable tool for self determination and affirmation when living under a system of compulsory heterosexuality and cisgenderism.