Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague, Fashion BA 2016
I NEED TO BE PROTECTED
Sarah Lauwaert’s graduation collection presents an image of the future in which we no longer have the North Pole. Her garments are designed to protect our bodies and minds from environmental catastrophes and the sense of loss of this faraway, sublime place, all of which will have a tragic effect on mankind. She worked with a range of protective materials and activist slogans, raising awareness and helping us to prepare for the future. One silhouette on show at Modebelofte features trousers and a jacket with sealed seams that can both be worn inflated or deflated, ready for a flooding emergency.