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Alumna Catherine Young imagines Fashion in an Apocalyptic Future

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Alumna Catherine Young (Class of 2012) imagines a future where being prepared matters just as much as style. Enter an inflatable tutu and apocalypse evacuation suit.

Fast.Co covers her work:

As part of the Apocalypse Project, Young has created a series called Climate Change Couture: Haute Fashion for a Hotter Planet. The series, generated during her time doing a residency in 2013 at Marina Bay Sands, Tembusu College National University of Singapore, draws on ideas about climate change futures in Singapore that were thought up by researchers at the Singapore-ETH Centre’s Future Cities Laboratory. “I’m really interested in approaching science from a more artistic perspective,” she says.What’s next?She plans on continuing the Climate Couture project, but with new items geared towards the Philippines, which has already experienced some nasty climate disasters, like the recent Typhoon Haiyan. “I’m interested because the apocalypse already kind of happened here,” she says. She’s also working on a playlist of endangered sounds, among other things.

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You can also check out recent coverage of Young’s work at The Creator’s Project, PSFK, Metro World News, and read more about The Apocalypse Project.

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