A recent Aboriginal women’s envoy travelled from Australia Come to California to share millennial cultural burning practices for managing excess fire and ecosystem health. Indigenous firefighters from around the world come to learn. As a country highly vulnerable to climate change – is the hottest on record of the year, one of the wettest regions – if we Otherwise, extreme weather fluctuations in Australia herald the global experience of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees.
Kit Willow knows this, and in her latest KITX series, she uses fire as a powerful theme and warning. Orange and white flames circled around the skirt, licking the edges of the torso of silk and linen midi dresses. The indistinct imprint of blue flames—where the flames are hottest—countered the beauty of her signature membrane silk dress, with a handkerchief hem and trailing loops in place of the sleeves.
Inspired by Australia’s more progressive government changes, Willow’s spring message 2023 is that beautiful things fascinate us if we don’t take care of it. “We have extreme weather events that affect everything,” she said, not just “the food we eat. We forget that the fashion we wear also comes from the earth.” While a common complaint about sustainable fashion is that prices are not justified , but Willow points out that clothes made from the new material will end up being the most expensive. “Virgin materials are going to be a major luxury, and they’re going to be very expensive. We’ll have no choice but to deal with waste,” she said, noting that it’s often free and always plentiful. “Enough materials exist on Earth today that we actually don’t need to make raw materials anymore.”
Future Upcycling Workshop from Waste Lab Based in Melbourne, she aims to expand the portion of her collection made from scrap materials from patchwork denim and bias-cut silk to underwear to corsets. Returning to her design roots as a lingerie maker, Willow held off on revisiting corsets until a sustainable mesh emerged, woven from recycled ocean waste at a solar factory in Italy of. This season, she subtly layered a cotton shirt skirt inside, hiding it behind the back and letting the shirt tumble, giving it a versatile nature for day and night. Timelessness is the guiding principle this season, showcased in a collection of must-haves like shirtless dresses and T-shirts knotted at the waist.
For the latter, she started working with local brand Citizen Wolf, who will go on to make all of her t-shirts. They are only tailored to minimize returns, staples and eliminate unwanted inventory. “I love joining forces because we need to work together,” Willow said. A single flaming flame was printed on a t-shirt saying “Danger> 1.5”. Globally, we all share a common climate.