This Isn’t Fashion

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@emily.ghoul slaying hard in the With The Band Bra 🖤 ...

Trigger warning: suicide

Today is world suicide prevention day. We’ve all seen the statistics climb this year - and sometimes it’s easy to see the numbers without attributing them to real people.

Last week a young man was discovered in our local park, having tragically taken his own life. What he must have been going through for that to feel like the only option.

He had chosen the method I had planned for myself. Each time I was nearly there, the very last protective factor that stopped me was thinking about someone having to find me. This poor man had even had that last vestige of protection stripped away from him.

Yes we should check on our friends, yes we should learn about the chemical imbalances that make someone prone to suicidal ideation and yes we should learn about the signs, but also, we need to be looking further outward, to the society that’s allowed this to happen.

Where people live in fear of their basic securities being taken away after a bad month, where the media sensationalises and destabilises ever more to sell papers, where mental health services are so underfunded and oversubscribed that barely a fraction of people who need professional help can access it.

We have a systematic problem that is getting worse and worse. I don’t have the answers - I just know that being there for our friends isn’t enough. It’s ESSENTIAL but it’s not enough.

We need to find ways, ANY ways within our limited individual power and our significant collective power, to address the structures and institutions that are systematically murdering us.
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When you hit Tesco and realise you’ve forgotten your mask. (I have definitely done this)
@aaronbernards by @deanmartindale 🖤
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The Renegade Parka is designed for resuming your sweaty commute - keep zipping bits off until you have a cropped vest, with ample storage for your Oyster card, hand sanitiser and pop up personal space tent.
@xtaramartin by @deanmartindale
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Designed to fit all your 2020 emotional baggage.
@clairexw by @deanmartindale
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Evolution: actively changing vs passively being changed. ...

Full disclosure, I haven’t posted for two weeks because I was existing in another dimension. Please enjoy this photo of @primpatnasiri by @deanmartindale ...

Clothes for the game called life.
@clairexw by @deanmartindale
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Today is your last chance to order the CC x @assassinscreed_us augmented reality enabled WAR PAINT tee before it is gone forever ⚔️ Link in bio. ...

The CC x @gudetama Isolate Meh hoodie (and matching pant) is also still available in Black Like My Soul if pastel colours scare you. #gudetamaxcharlicohen #gudetama @sanrio @hellokittyeu ...

The CC x @gudetama Isolate Meh hoodie is now available in Soothing Blue. Each hoodie is hand made and piece-dyed. #gudetamaxcharlicohen #gudetama @sanrio @hellokittyeu ...

The CC x @gudetama Isolate Meh hoodie is now available in Reassuring Pink. Each hoodie is hand made and piece-dyed. #gudetamaxcharlicohen #gudetama @sanrio @hellokittyeu ...

The Fabric of Reality launched today, featuring our collaborative @gudetama world, conceptualised by @benthompsoncc and realised by artists @anandduncan and @johnorionyoung.

Catch up on the live stream replay at thefabricofreality.com or if you have a VR headset, you can enter the Museum of Other Realities via Steam for the next year, party with DJ gudetama to HANA’s “Anxious Alien” and leave your mark on the wall of gudetama’s bedroom with a pinnable heart.

Huge shout out to @hanatruly for providing us with our dream soundtrack and biggest thanks to @thisisryot @verizonmedia @kaleidoscope.fund @ fashioninnovationagency @museumofotherrealities and the @sanrio @hellokittyeu team for making all this possible!
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You are invited to @gudetama’s frying pan party - the hottest place in town. Join us live tomorrow - find out how at thefabricofreality.com 🍳🔥 ...

Can’t decide what’s more fire, @emily.ghoul in the With The Band Bra or her sick edit 🔥 ...

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