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Kim Kivits

www.kimkivits.com



Doomsday Graduate
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GRADUATION - FASHION
PROJECT - DOOMSDAY GRADUATE
“What would a clothing collection based on speculative extreme climate changes in the future look like?”
With this concept and collection, I want to spread awareness of how people are treating the planet right now. I developed the concept for Doomsday Graduate out of my interest for climate change. I was wondering, what if weather conditions would start changing so drastically that the world as we know it would collapse
completely. What if, because of extreme climate change, an apocalypse would kick in and a time of complete chaos would define our world.
The concept comes with different elements;
- Two fictional What If scenarios I wrote addressing fictional and speculative
visions about future climate change. Subjects of these scenarios are extreme
cold and extreme storms/flooding.
- Every scenario contains two survival outfits that will protect the people that
have survived the extreme climate change and are now adapting to a new environment.
To perfectly master these elements a lot of different research had to be done. I studied the book Speculative Everything1, read articles about climate change, examined different materials and their functions to find the ones to suit the scenarios, watched apocalyptic movies to determine the atmosphere of my collection and talked to multiple professionals about climate change and functional materials.
Basically, my graduate collection Doomsday Graduate is the answer to the question aske