The inspiration for SS18 began with simply the color palette of icebergs. The dark navy ocean contrasted with the pale icy blue and white of the icebergs and glaciers. This quickly grew into motivation (on top of what I already felt) to protect and conserve the icebergs and the animals that rely on the frozen landscape for survival. Over the fall of last year, national geographic shared a heartbreaking video of a polar bear dying slowly from starvation. It's so disturbing to me that people are still denying that global warming is real and that it is happening right now and killing individual animals as well as entire species.
To honor the fight against climate change, some fabrics used for SS18 are not dyed (to reduce our already low water usage). The ones that are dyed reflect the beautiful colors of the arctic and hopefully make you think of all the wonderful creatures that need our help to stop the effects of climate change. The styles themselves are meant to be flowy and wavy like the ocean, or have pointed tips like icebergs and overall have a sort of unstructured, soft feel which, to me, reflects the melting of ice and snow. I hope Icebergs can act as both an honoring of those animals in struggle and a call to action to us humans to do something about it.