Set on the premise of a dystopian future, Starving Artists Fund presents 'Future Plans’ this Fall/Winter. The collection was designed in Munich, Germany and Auckland, New Zealand.
The use of shape-coding runs through the collection, in circular and angled forms. A nod to the divisive nature of society, on the basis of race, politics or gender. Stripes for boundaries, circles for inclusion; these codes are toyed with in layers to blur their meaning or isolated to exaggerate their severity.
Strong inspiration was drawn from water sources, based on the fear of their depletion. The choices of fabric reflect this, through their amphibian quality. The silhouettes that augment the lines of the body were inspired by creatures like the frill neck lizard that enlarge part of their anatomy when threatened.
The collection presents dystopia as a contradictory state- fuelled by threat yet somehow hopeful, playful and rather elementary.