“ACT, LIKE WE HAVE JUST ENOUGH TIME.
LIVE LIKE IT RUNS OUT TODAY” HELEN STOREY
Dress For Our Time is by artist, designer and Centre for Sustainable Fashion researcher Prof. Helen Storey. Dress For Our Time uses the power of fashion to communicate some of the world’s most complex issues. Through fashion, science and wonder the project will help change the way we think and act upon climate change. When Helen learnt that we consume 30% more resources each year than our planet can replenish (this figure is taken from WWF’s The Living Planet Report), and that if we continue at this rate we will need at least 3 more planets to survive she knew that all of her work needed to be directed towards finding creative and unusual ways to help engage us in the urgent issues of our time.
Dress For Our Time will be realised in a series of Chapters – the first focuses on Climate Change with the first ever-physical embodiment of the ‘Dress’ installed at St Pancras International train station on 26 November 2015 for four days only. As the gateway to Paris – the city hosting the United Nations Climate Change conference COP 21 – many of the delegates that pass through the station came face to face with the world’s first digital couture dress dedicated to exploring climate change and its human impact.