A protester gatecrashed the @louisvuitton SS22 presentation at Paris Fashion Week, brandishing a sign that read “overconsumption = extinction.”
The protester representing Amis de la Terre France, Youth for Climate and Extinction Rebellion, took to the chandelier-lit runway alongside the LV models before being wrestled to the ground and removed by security guards.
For some, it wouldn’t be Fashion Week without a gatecrasher on the runway, arguably diluting the “disruptive” goal of the interruption.
Nevertheless, whether you agree with the efficacy of these actions, and the impact they have on the industry, we are in crisis — a crisis caused in part by the fashion world. “La planète brûle mais la mode regarde ailleurs,” wrote @extinctionrebellionfrance: “The planet is burning, but fashion looks elsewhere.”
It is possible to care about fashion and the future, though. Link to visit The Highsnobiety Better Earth Manual. It’s a guide for style enthusiasts in the age of ecological crisis. Here, you’ll find a growing set of resources about conscious consumption and the pioneers who are making change in our industry.