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Fashion for the Anthropocene | 2022

Artist: Ashley Guo
Medium: 35mm film
Dimensions: 16 x 20 inches

“Fashion is a vehicle for identity expression, as our social value and personhood can be invented and validated through the clothing we wear. Fast fashion provides a temporary solution to the need for expression, by projecting onto the world an aspirational version of ourselves. This innate need leads to equating identity exploration with overconsumption, a desire especially dominant as we come of age, discovering the person we want to become. Though this pursuit of self-expression is necessary, the means by which we achieve it must be sustainable. Fashion today is preoccupied, however, with a narcissism which allows us to forget the ecological balance of which we are a part.” — Abigail Tate and Jessica Prasertsri, Forecast Journal Issue 9

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