As Minnesotans, when we hear vanishing ice we think the long dark night is over and winter has finally gone. We are excited to break out our shorts and enjoy the 40-degree weather. However, when the Inuit people of Baffin Bay hear about vanishing ice they see their livelihood disappearing. With sea temperatures rising and the ice caps melting huge ice sheets that were a part of the landscape and transportation routes are disappearing at an alarming rate. Even though…
The global fashion industry is one of the most resource-intensive industries in the world. Emerging designers from the University of Minnesota’s College of Apparel Design program are reimagining this process in (RE)generation.
Inspired by WAM’s exhibition Vanishing Ice, each student will present a ready-for-the-runway garment, focused on reusing and recycling of material. By considering all stages of production from material, construction, consumer use, and eventual disposal, these designers hope to shine a light on the ecological cost of the fashion industry and ultimately make changes for a healthier planet.
Free for WAM members and UMN students.