ETHICALLY YOURS “Celebrating the heroes leasing fashion’s conscious movement” - model: Varsha Thapa - photographer: Keegan Crasto - stylist: Daniel Franklin - hair & makeup: Tenzin Kyizom - Grazia India January 2017
URVASHI KAUR - Handloom kota dory tent dress wth kantha details & khaki lining - “Our core aesthetics revolves around trans-seasonal collections with versatile, multi-use separates. This philosophy fundamentally creates an aspect of reusability and longer wear for each individual piece.”
DOODLAGE - Upcyled mesh shirt with texture detail using scrap cord, upcyled mesh trousers with texture detail using scrap cord, finger knit scarf made using scrap strips - “Most of our garments made entirely out of upcyled fabric. Patchwork is a god way to utilize tiny scraps of fabrics and whatever katran remains, we ue that for surface design.”
RAJESH PRATAP SINGH - Cotton dress, hand woven cotton waistcoat, had woven cotton linen salwar trousers - “It is the process of manufacture that determines the virtue of the fabric. We try and innovate without damaging or disrupting nature as much as possible.”
AM:IT - Handwoven recycled plastic baskets - “I employ rural women in and around Coimbatore to weave the bags. The idea was to empower them, along with creating sustainable and ethical fashion.”
The demand for an ever-replenishing supply of cheap “fast fashion” has been a race to the bottom, in which factories outsource to the lowest bidders, resulting in human rights violations for the workers and unregulated pollution of the environment. In fact, fashion is the second-highest polluting industry behind oil.
Directed by Andrew Morgan and Executive Produced by Livia Firth, Lucy Siegle and others, The True Cost is a fashion documentary about the human and environmental impact of fast fashion and the clothing industry in general.
Tom Ford attended the London Premiere and said “I was truly moved by it and I think anyone who isn’t moved by it would be callous. It is brilliant.”
Have you seen the film yet and what did you think?
I am very proud to present my Hansel & Gretel Candy Cottage. I’ve tried to add as much detail as possible, from the liquorish and cotton candy trees, to the frosting roof, waffle cone walls, gum drop garden, peppermint walkway, cake pop decoration, macaroon door frame, and the frosted pretzel window. When I was finished, I thought it would be fun to make it into a postcard with the Witch presenting her sweet house in a sinister way. I made the text and added in the Candy Witch
Pictured above, Ms. Priapal Secundus Florain, sole inheritor to the Florain Dynasty
While fashion trends are wide and varied across the Habitats, masks and re-breathers will always be essential when outside the cities. A common trend with the cultured elite is to carry ones re-breather in the form of a handbag or purse to compliment or contrast an outfit.
The coloured lenses of the mask aid in reducing the harmful effect of Gethsemane’s solar radiation while also including a personal radar and data suite display.
We’re back again with more products! We will be updating our tumblr more frequently after this post.
Today, we are selling our tote bags that are 100% environmentally friendly, and 100% awesome. There are two sides, and you can match your outfit with the black or white side. These bags are super limited in amount (Close to 50!), so if you want to snatch some from us, buy it NOW! Because we are not sure if we will have any left during CTN.
If you are interested: Bags are 30 USD. You can email us at email@example.com , tell us what product you want, and the quantity. After we calculate the shipping costs, we will send you a total, and please paypal us after. Restricted to US only. Combined shipping for Items are available. Dont forget about ourart books!
Hope you guys like it, and once again, sorry for all the technical difficulties. We hope you guys are having a great time, and hopefully we will see some of you at CTN.
Model reading in beauty shot. Photo by Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Harper’s Bazaar, July 1939.
Dahl-Wolfe was known for taking photographs outdoors, with natural light in distant locations from South America to Africa in what became known as “environmental” fashion photography. She preferred portraiture to fashion photography.
So this has been tons of fun and I loved learning more about you all! Below, the highlights (I’ve also bolded my responses, although I didn’t fill out the survey):
4.8% over 50
Also one person just put in “yes.”
73.9% cis female
12.7% cis male
9.9% other - including “yes” (different person from before though), nonbinary, agender, genderfluid, “I do not know,” and “omg…. pls…” (which, fair).
2.8% trans male
0.7% trans female
4.9% other - including unsure, bisexual-ish, demisexual, and panromantic asexual
33.6% some university
23.8% some high school
16.1% completed high school
14.7% Bachelor’s degree
4.9% Master’s degree
2.8% some post-graduate education
2.1% other, which was just people writing “in high school” rather than clicking the “some high school” button and things like that
Degrees (completed or partial) included:
Anthropology, Architecture, some variety of visual art, Art History, Biology, Business, Classics, Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology, Computer Science, Economics, Costume Design, Pre-law or Law, Criminal Justice, Education, Electrical engineering, English/literature, Environmental Studies, Fashion Design, Film and Theatre, Gender Studies, Graphic Design, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Old Norse, Philology, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Social Work, Veterinary, Writing, and a whole lot of languages!
Most of you went for art, art history, or english/literature.
I am not going to go through and write down all the percentages here, but most of you are from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Other countries represented include:
Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, and three people from Canada, yay!
Lots and lots of different responses here - most of you put down more than one, and the most popular were Van Gogh, Alphonse Mucha, Monet, John William Waterhouse, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and Artemesia Gentileschi. One person also put down Rachmaninoff, which, fine, I guess I didn’t specify.
I honestly couldn’t choose!
Favourite Period in Art
Impressionism was the clear winner here, followed by Renaissance, Pre-Raphaelite, and Romanticism. Baroque and Rococo also had a strong following, as did Art Nouveau. The vast majority of you liked 19th-century movements as a whole, but there was also quite a bit of Surrealism, Dada, and other modernism.
For me, it’s probably 19th century academic, baroque, and renaissance (as you can probably tell).
Oil painting in the lead, followed by drawing, sculpture (7.1%), photography (5.7%) and watercolour (5%).
I’m going to split this into two posts because the rest of it (favourite book, fun fact, etc) gets quite long. Part two coming soon!