Wake Up is a political clothing collection. It is made as a commentary on how Europe treats refugees coming from other continents. The socially critical collection is particularly based on those who have to travel across the Mediterranean on their way to safety.
The use of color, fishing nets and pearls have been important elements for symbolism. In addition, the poem “Du må ikke sove” by Arnulf Øverland has played a central role. The collection is a cry for humanity and a reminder that you must not tolerate so deeply the injustice that does not affect yourself.
Photographer: Maria Saxegaard
Models: Rakel Fjelltveit og Sara Saxegaard