The Coronavirus crisis has radically transformed the way we interact, work and ultimately, live. Naturally, for independent designers (who are the underpinnings of the fashion scene in the region), things are particularly challenging. With people not spending on fashion anymore and orders being cancelled everyday, small businesses are becoming severely affected.
But during this period of uncertainty, global young creatives have continued to support each other by launching online initiatives to encourage everyone to come together in solidarity.
The latest (and wildest) one? Cyber Fashion Week—a virtual fashion week initiative by Palestinian fashion brand Trashy Clothing, in a bid to celebrate community spirit.
Kicking off on May 25, Cyber Fashion Week will bring together via Instagram up-and-coming designers and artists from New York, London, Jerusalem, Tehran, Hong Kong, Sydney, Reykjavik and more.
From VR runway shows and 3D product presentations to interactive styling and design workshops, this kind of designer-run initiative is a great reminder that art can happen anywhere.
And because Trashy Clothing loves a good party, everyone will be invited to join Zoom after parties with Berlin’s online techno club Krisen and Sydney’s virtual party Club Immaterial. Palestinian musician Maysa Daw, Tunisian DJ Aida Salander and none other than Pussy Riot and Imkorpo are also on the line-up.
Already excited? Same. Get to know all participating designers below: