Utopia Has Left the Building
Dystopia: from δυσ- "bad, hard" and τόπος "place"; a hypothetical world ora society where people live a miserable, dehumanised, terrible life.
A collection that embodies an idea of a future dystopia, based on references from previous pop cultural phenomena based on futurism.
How do new generations see the future, compared to older generations?
The purpose of Utopia Has Left the Building is to present a contemporary interpretation of our generation’s vision of our future and belief in human development. The collection draws clear inspirations and symbols of the vision and elegance of times past, with elements of depravity, to demonstrate the generational unrest that exists around the world.
The collection presents the idea that a future utopia does not seem to be as defined today. Rather the opposite, the idea of an imminent dystopia seems more certain today than ever.
The collection has been aesthetically influenced by the 1960s way of glorifying the future—with tactile and functional materials, together with geometric cuts and bright colours—this in turn, builds on the futurism of the early 20th century which is based on the idolisation of the urban and the industrial. And to provide an element of contrast, a punk influence has been added, with faded colours, sharp shapes and a worn feeling.