In a rapidly changing world, what is the future of fashion?
Wear We Are Going wants to create a platform for innovative eco-fashion concepts, showcasing your creativity and hopefulness in addressing global ecological challenges. With a focus on the themes of beauty, resilience, and adaptation, we are looking for designs that speak to our shared environmental future.
Thank you to everyone that submitted their amazing concepts to us! Details on the designers and works to be featured in our 2022 showcase can be found below.
Watch our social media as we follow each of these finalists in the creation of their designs and prepare for our October 2nd showcase event!
My design is an Avant Garde statement piece. I was inspired by the Japanese feudal mens pants style and semi plunging neckline for the top with a sustainable twist. Anybody can wear this garment. Since COVID our bodies have fluctuated in sizes and we have had to get rid of many clothes that don’t fit anymore. This garment is specifically made to be functional no matter what size the wearer may be. Beauty is ever changing and we should always empower people for who they are. This garment is adjustable, interchangeable, and reversible. The bodice straps and pants are adjustable. Both shoulders will have drawstrings so you can adjust the width of the straps.The bodice will tie in the back. The pants are adjustable around the waist with ribbon. The pants will also have three rows of holes on each side so the leg has adjustable sizing by tying ribbons that come with the garment. The holes will be made by using a button hole sewing stitch. This piece is also reversible as well so depending on what you are feeling that day you can still look fabulous.
The fabric will be organic linen that will be naturally dyed. There will be two different dyeing methods for this look. One is using elderberries to get a red hue. Then the second method is using carob pods to attain a dark grayish black hue. The top and bottom of this piece is also detachable so that you can mix and match your look. Linen is a biodegradable fabric so it won’t pollute the earth as it will decompose over time. For creating this design I will be sourcing my fabrics from Swatchon, a sustainable fabrics website. For the ingredients for dyeing I would purchase them locally.
Organic Linen,Carob Pods, Elder Berries,Thread.
About the Artist
I am a newbie fashion designer starting out and finding my own place in the world. I have participated in two wearable art contests. I had won one award and got an honorable mention for Teen Stylin at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. I also participated in the Eileen Fisher fashion leadership program. I am hoping in the future I will be able to create a Avant Garde sustainable fashion brand.
Follow the artist on Instagram: @kagami_no_yume
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Salt Tree Art creates rich community spaces that unite arts and ecology in unexpected, educational, and inspiring ways.
We explore creative processes that integrate natural and social systems, revitalizing the links between community, ecology, and the arts. We accomplish this through development of environmental artworks, production of public performances and events that showcase environmental art, and community education and advocacy on ecological issues.
Our organization is for everyone, whether your passions support the arts, agriculture, food security, education, environmentalism, or community development. Our programs use the arts to foster interdisciplinary connections and to build innovative approaches to ecological issues.
Bridgett Artise is the owner, author and designer of Born Again Vintage and has pioneered upcycled fashion into the fashion world since the early 2000s. She is the founder of Sustainable Fashion Week US, created to raise awareness for environmental and social change in the fashion industry, while providing a platform to emerging sustainable designers. She is also responsible for creating one of FIT’s first sustainability classes and has been dubbed a vintage fashion expert by the New York Times.
Lauren Baker has been surrounded by the fashion industry for her entire life. She even started working as a photo shoot assistant at the age of 10! She is part of the renowned design house, Walter Baker, and when she isn’t in the showroom, she supports the performing arts as a member of the Board of Directors for South Shore Theatricals.
Vladimir M Colón has worked in the fashion industry for over ten years as a patternmaker, technical designer, and product developer. He holds degrees in Menswear Design and in International Trade and Marketing for the Fashion Industries, as well as a certificate in patternmaking for womenswear from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Throughout his career, he has worked with several New York City-based brands taking on sustainable initiatives and practices.
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