In 2010, Fashion Fights Poverty’s acclaimed “Dress Responsibly” Lookbook becomes a bi-monthly publication that will take our readers through a visual and thought-provoking journey through the major ethical and ecological issues concerning the fashion and style industry. With essays, photos, artwork and updates on FFP’s programs and activities, the Dress Responsibly Lookbook will reflect what Fashion Fights Poverty has always attempted: to be the creative intersection between fashion, art, ideas and action.
Our “Raw” issue launches in Spring 2010 with an introduction to this year’s “Raw” theme. “Raw” is about nurturing untapped creative energy, asserting creativity over trends, artisanship over mass-production, natural fibers over synthetics, young ideas over cynicism, and opportunity over poverty. “Raw” is a return to the “primal” state of making clothes and art for both spiritual nourishment and economic survival. It is a celebration of fashion not as protection from the elements, but as artistic adornment that expresses a person’s identity and vision of the world.
Subsequent issue themes include “Workers”, “Youth”, “Genius” (which features profiles of designers, thought-leaders, and FFP volunteers), “Beauty”, “Women”, and many more. All Lookbooks will be available for purchase through MagCloud.com with all proceeds going towards our community and global programs.
The Dress Responsibly Look book is a catalogue of chic, contemporary and ethical designers modeled by celebrities and everyday citizens who have pledged support for our cause. While it is conceived, art directed, designed and supported by Style & Image Network, it is the product of collaboration amongst many different talents. Past contributors have come from Bogotá, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York City, Puerto Rico, and Washington, DC. Believing that at the center of FFP beats the stylish and socially-responsible consumer, the FFP team extends this sincere attempt to provide an eye-catching resource for those interested in supporting community development through ethical fashion.
Within the book's pages are a global swatch of clothes, accessories and home décor from designers who promote responsible principles such as environmental sustainability, equitable employment and fair trade; and non-profit, non-governmental organizations which use fashion and design to promote self-empowered micro-entrepreneurial projects as vehicles for poverty eradication. The resulting accoutrement of these endeavors, as you will see throughout the book, range from sexy and chic to classic and cosmopolitan.
To learn more, view the video above (produced by Anjou Films with K3WL Productions) of the first Dress Responsibly Lookbook launch.
The Dress Responsibly look book relies on the volunteer efforts of photographers, stylists, make-up and hair artists, models and assistants with product contributions by designers and artisan organizations. From 2005 to 2009, participating production teams have coordinated photoshoots in Bogotá, Los Angeles, Miami, Nashville, New York City, Puerto Rico, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.
If you are a creative professional working in this field and are interested in coordinating a photoshoot for inclusion in the Dress Responsibly look book, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org