ITS 2020 Explained episode 11: Sustainable, ethical fashion depicting displacement, by Cameron Williams.
26 February 2021
Cameron Williams work has a radically sustainable approach charged with meaning as well as cultural and ethical value.
He was selected for the fashion contest of ITS 2020 with his collection “Nuba” and won the Vogue Talents Special Mention.
Cultivating the theory of conceptual reciprocation through culture, Cameron’s work explores modern day solutions using ideologies from cultural groups and traditions. The wrapping styles of the Nuba people from Sudan, Africa, allow the carriage of objects and people while fleeing violence from government forces, heavily inspiring this collection’s cutting. The sensitivities of this organic, frugal way of dressing is contrasted with harsh inorganic textures and style references from Cameron’s experience growing up in South London’s working class environment. This collection marries the stories of internal displacement to depict a vision of a future free from cultural, ideological and physical displacement in these two contexts.
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