the story

she is talking loud and clear.

she is protesting violently with frontal attacks.

she is flooding her tears on the world and shaking off

buildings and people like flies. she is spitting her anger in the air.

she has had enough and is tired of accommodating further abuse.

torrential floods, severe draughts, unpredictable climates,

erupting volcanoes and multiple earthquakes are the result.


the earth is hurt and emptied.

she feels gang-raped and shackled.

most fossil fluids and matter are taken from her

and most stones and metals are gone.

most material is transformed into buildings

and most forests have become furniture.

most boulders are carved into bathrooms.

most gems are dancing, adorning human skin.

most crystals have become chandeliers.

most water is spoiled and most food is spilled.

most fields are wasted and most jungles untangled.


we have taken it all and it is still not enough;

we have taken it all and transformed it into waste

which we give back to the earth

as a poisonous present and

as an unsolvable mass of matter.

this century is bringing a moment of reflection and radical change,

making up for a century of abuse, greed and violence.

for the first time a post fossil society is emerging,

giving man much hope and faith in the future.

resetting attitude and mentality towards

more respect for the earth and each other.


therefore fashion will be mining mental matter;

taking inspiration from earth and trying to give back its beauty and strength;

restoring her self-respect and reflecting on the huge gift

this planet was, and still will be for us humans.


a wealth of ideas will sprout from the earth,

analyzing all her entrails and components,

to be transformed into dimensional textiles and earthbound colours.


our entente with nature will be re-written and re-invented;

we will try to live together in a more harmonious way,

giving and taking, and caring for each other.

a more intimate and intuitive relationship will be the result,

based on primitive emotions and ancient rituals and archaic systems,

re-inventing animism.


– lidewij edelkoort




photo by andrew wood


photo by daniel riera


photo by lachlan bailey

earthphoto by imke klee

photo by malcom kirk

rootphoto by hans silvester

photo by kate sears


fossilphoto by carlo bevilacqua

design by iris van herpen


photo by philippe bourseiller




preciousphoto by mario goglewski

photo by armin morbach


photo by patrick lafaiete




pigmentartwork by katharina grosse






photo by bois/john cancalosi




photo l. by helen brandt photo r. by sabine pigalle






photo by john weinstein and lance grande

photo by gustavo lopez manas