I’m suffering from climate depression. I’m devastated with the irreversible damage of the environment. The mass extinction of species and the approaching ecological catastrophe. I feel scared and helpless. This collection is an expression of my state of mind. Does fashion matter at all in the face of the approaching apocalypse? I believe that what we now need is a whole new fashion system instead of new trends.
In an attempt to develop such a system, I’ve designed a special capsule collection – Urban Nomad. You can put on all of its items at the same time and set out. It is the perfect solution for a contemporary nomad in search of their own space in the congested world, which is of late increasingly defined by overpopulation, conflicts and migration crises resulting from climate changes. Naïve? Maybe. But working this way helps me overcome my fears.
A blanket should come in handy too, because we are all defenceless, just like Linus from Peanuts: “This blanket is a necessity. It keeps me from cracking up. It may be regarded as a spiritual tourniquet. Without it, I’d be nothing, a ship without a rudder.”
I didn’t buy any new fabrics for this collection. I used some old ones that piled up throughout the years, or bits and pieces left over from previous collections. My friends also gave me a roll of denim produced in 1989 by the state-owned textile factory Państwowe Zakłady Przemysłu Bawełnianego in my hometown – Łódź. I used this fabric for trousers and skirts. I wanted each item to be as versatile as possible. One size, unisex and multi-purpose. The only item missing are raincoats. But you can simply choose them from my previous collections and order them. Because why make everything new?