With her DOOMSDAY GRADUATE collection, Kim discusses two speculative scenarios that address extreme climate change in the future. The scenarios are named Ice Age and Flooding Era. The collection that goes with these two scenarios is supposed to protect people in these two complete new worlds with extreme weather conditions. All outfits are built around the classic three-layer concept, consisting of a bottom, middle and top layer. The layers, all made from special functional fabrics, are supposed to support each other to provide the wearer maximum protection against extreme cold or rainy weather conditions.
Kim likes to think of herself as a storytelling fashion designer with a fascination for sports -and outdoor wear. What she wants to accomplish most with her designs is to tell people stories. These stories can either be fictional or based on an accurate social issue. Kivits’ brand transcends a certain dark and moody atmosphere that usually covers the subject of the story that goes with it. What she wants to achieve as well is for people to see the aesthetic of outdoor wear and how functional outdoor wear can be worn as daily streetwear.
Concept / Fashion Designer : Kim Kivits
Models: Calvin Mungroo, Joep Tijssen, Roos Ferrero, Suzannah Cunnington
Camera / Post Production: Nao Sakamtoo
Music: "Bolder Sinking Cities" by Editions Mego
"Traveller" by John Lemke