The world produces 700 billion single use cups and bottles each year. The Waste Dress and Straw Hat created for New York Fashion Week contains all the single use plastics and cups that the average person goes through in a year.
New York based photographer and director Anne Hollowday captures the subtle juxtapositions of a contemporary city: as the dress draws awareness to the horrors of 21st century consumerism, so to do delivery workers steer cases of single use bottles into stores and offices. As thousands of people stop and stare, many of them hold disposable cups or plastic bottles in one hand. In an effort to comprehend the scale of consumption, this series interrogates the duality of our need/want impulses. Why are the mistakes we make every day only shocking when we see them all together?