Tuesday, March 22, 2011

oxymoronic fashion

[Lily Cole in a factory in India]

"It is oxymoronic, just in terms of the name 'fashion' meaning trends... But I don't think it's particular to the clothing industry. It's a problem with the manufacture of everything. I mean, the fact that there's already a second iPad out now is 'fashion', in a similar way. I don't think this is fashion's fault. It's a broader issue to do with the capitalism, and an economy which needs us to keep buying, and creating this superfluous kind of waste. It's not that I don't believe in creativity and innovation and new ideas, and the creativity that comes with fashion, which I really respect. But one of my biggest concerns is just how cheap we expect everything to be."

- Lily Cole, on her The North Circular with the Environmental Justice Foundation

Image and quote from the Guardian profile of Lily Cole.

1 comment:

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