ESMOD Paris Ist year
Imagine… On an early spring morning a diligent bee quickly flies from one cherry flower to another while carefully collecting gold nectar. Do you see it? This image, that is so familiar to us, might become just a picture in the history books for our future generations.
In November 2020, French parliament approved the temporary reintroduction of banned neonicotinoids - insecticides that contribute to a significant decline of bees by disrupting their central nervous system, sense of orientation and modes of reproduction. The French government justifies its action as the only possible way to save the sugar beet industry from the ravaging aphids. However, scientists proven there are other, environmentally-friendly solutions, such as ladybugs. 75% of world’s agricultural crops are pollinated by bees while 25% of bees colonies in Europe disappear every year (Foundation de France).
Is a temporary monetary profit really so much more valuable than a fresh apple?
This project is dedicated to bees. I desired to pay tribute to them and encourage you to really reflect about the crucial role these exceptional animals play in our lives.
Yellow sweatshirt with honeycomb sleeves created from certified organic cotton and wool, dyed by myself with the powder of rhubarb’s root and curcuma, accompanied by a matching miniskirt. An ensemble for a conscious modern lady who knows that
BEES ARE PRECIOUS.
Design: Jagoda Sokołowska
Photography: Camila Paliz
Model: Jagoda Sokołowska