During 2020 I became interested in politics and news with disasters becoming more frequent. My curiosity followed disaster, destruction, power, leading to previous events such as the Hiroshima bombing. This made me question “Are we too powerful as a species?” My purpose for this collection is to ignite ideals of Remembrance, recollection, and re –purpose.
I was intrigued by an image of a photo album in rubble at the Hiroshima bombing site. This influenced my design choice of using the Polaroid as it is a visual representation of instantly capturing remembrance. I am Highlighting these disasters for remembrance to encourage forward thinking peaceful solutions. Along with creative solutions to up-cycle and find green solutions.
Celine Dion’s song ‘Ashes’ Expresses a powerful message through the medium of music. An example of how the arts are a powerful form of communication. I selected a big silhouette to reflect a big statement. The colour theme also reflects the monochrome within the Polaroids by staying true to the concept of complex moments in history. With accents of red, yellow and orange reflecting elements destruction such as fire.
My purpose of this collection is, to convey a statement or imbed ideas within the target audiences. To leave them thinking about the concepts of human betterment, powerful yet peaceful communication and finally, ascend beauty from the ashes we created. The success will be encouraging individuals to have a positive outlook, enhancing respect for others and our planet. Together we can promote human betterment, Mend the broken, source from the ashes and finally to ignite beauty in humanity.
The polaroid’s showcased in my garments reflect George Santayana iconic quote about remembrance. The polaroid’s have been included in my collection: by trapping them in seams, suspending them from chains/ rope and incorporating them in accessories. The purpose of these technical Details is to reflect a post-apocalyptic finish to my garments.