Death By Denim is an unrestrained commentary on the denim industry which leaves the viewer questioning if they really need another pair of blue jeans. As the fast fashion industry becomes cheaper, the production costs and quality suffer. Worker health within denim factories is drastically declining due to the use of harmful bleaches, sandblasting and dying. Workers are often not given appropriate protection and many develop respiratory issues and fatal diseases such as silicosis. As consumers, we never see any of these issues. My goal is to raise awareness of these issues with the hope that this may kickstart change in the denim industry. Through this collection I am portraying the two sides of the denim industry. This is shown through a beautiful model juxtaposed against the two dishevelled workers. All three garments are hand made from 80% recycled materials in order to avoid adding to the consumption of denim.
Bachelor of Design (Hons)