While watching this video, I thought of the work that Maddie, our resident creative does. Her fantastic tableaus using fashion to inspire and tell a story are really ephemeral works of art. And that's why I think fashion is: at the same time it covers us (yes, even those trousers you bought at Sears and the trainers you really like to wear at work) it serves as a reminder of the world around us.
Vivienne has some very good points:
- Punk was a reaction against the people who starter the Vietnam war.
- The rotten financial system is the cause of the incredible wealth inequality we see today.
- The problem is rot dollar, which increases the debt (are you hearing, Cheeto?)
- Reduce, reuse, recycle.
- By the end of this century, there may be only one billion people left (we are 7.7 billion now).
- Greta Thungber has become the world's hero.
- The tipping point could happen tomorrow.
Being an activist can take many shapes. From taking part of political campaigns that raise awareness towards climate change, to recycling your clothes, to just talking to people about climate change could have an impact. Look at what Greta Thungber has done: she's rejected an environmental award and instead demands action. I'm not asking you to reject prizes or start a political campaign. I'm asking you to be aware that this administration has been the worst administration ever concerning the environment. From their denial of climate change to the opening of national parks and sanctuaries to exploitation, Cheeto has fucked up the environment in the US for years to come.
So go ahead. Do something. Talk to people. Contribute to groups raising awareness towards climate change and most importantly, vote. Vote those republicans out of office and vote Cheeto out of office before it's too fucking late. I am doing it. And I'm not doing it for my children, because I haven't got any. I'm doing it for future generations. Because we cannot be like the xtianists, that because they are expecting the fucking rapture or are expecting their sky daddy to solve their problems, do not care about what happens to the planet.
And all this from a fashion magazine. And why? Because as Vivienne says: "It's important to look great to make a point".
Now go and save some trees.