The intention of my project ‘’I need to be protected’’ was to raise awareness on global warming by imagining the loss of the North Pole. I wanted to create garments that protect our bodies and minds from environmental catastrophes and the tragedy of losing landscapes. I used handwritten activist slogans such as ‘mind your step’ to show how important it is for our desire to explore and maintain an environment. The collection is supposed to show an image of the future impact of climate change and how I think we can adjust to the problems. This is visualized by transforming necessary protection such as a life vest or rescue blanket into more human shaped forms. The collection is about communication and embracing inescapable change.
Photography by Larissa Ambachtsheer and Emma Sarpaniemi.