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Saskia Lenaerts saskialenaerts.com

Dis-armed Collection

By 08-01-2021

Trans-national design studio disarms military surplus for world peace.

Saskia Lenaerts: “I owe an intrinsic part of my identity to my diverse heritage, one that involves migration and cultural fusion over generations. The cross-cultural way of life is normal for me and one that I envision for the world. Through my designs I aim for a trans-national way of life by disarming prejudice. I repurpose and decommission military surplus garments to break down the borders, violence, repression and nationalism they represent. The outcome puts the viewers on the wrong foot by using military garments for an opposite new purpose. It eliminates negative connotations to portray my views on a borderless, diverse, sustainable and more unified world.”