‘April3000’ pre-Resort2018 collection by Karl Michael

“APRiL3000 in April, year 3000, the global cyber-war came to an end. Following the HiVE3000, a radical political & social system was found. The beginning of a new oppressive era …”

This is the 1st collection of a science fiction trilogie designed by Karl Michael; the following shows are: DiSCO3000 (on the Alternative FW Berlin 2017) & HiVE3000 (on the Vienna Fashion Week 2017).

The Concept

The collection series ‘HIVE3000′ is a rather grimm version of the future and will be continued over the next few months with a total of 3 shows to present the full vision. It’s an oversubscribing mirror of today’s society and points out that exclusion belongs in the past of the 21st century, old forms and habits must be broken and questioned – no matter if it’s ideology, gender roles or progress itself.

APRiL3000

In april, year 3000, the global cyber-war came to an end. Following the HiVE3000, a radical political & social system was found. The beginning of a new oppressive era … This is the 1st collection of a science fiction trilogie;

DISCO3000

… resistance is futile in the human HiVE3000, fit or die is a daily truth in the 3rd millennium. It’s hard to be diverse in all the cyber wars we fought for decades. So we hid in the underground. We individuals & misfits have to live offline to survive …

HIVE3000

 We are one, we are perfection, we are the answer, no question, resistance is futile, we are HiVE3000. After the cyber-war, the fusion of the human race required decades of cleaning, but now in the 3rd millennium, chaos and individuality don’t exist anymore. We are online as one account, we watch, think and live as one.

We are one, we are perfection, we are the answer, no question, resistance is futile …

About KARL MICHAEL and his label

‘Karl Michael’ is an Austrian fashion designer known for his unique, aesthetic and artistic streetstyle.

His creations are inspired by art and cultural history converted with a mix of different fabrics and materials like lace, metal and organic cotton. The message of his brand KARLMICHAEL is „fashion for him, her or whatever you want to be, because unisex is the gender of tolerance“.

Photography: Thomas Lerch, Nick Rainer, Samir Novotny

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