Article from April 10, 2020 Creating clothes is not just about imagining the silhouettes that people will want to wear. To create is also to project and dream. This period of confinement is conducive to this exercise and, for once, creators can also sit down to write it. The visions do not conflict. They even often respond to each other. Between the poetry of Christine Phung, the artistic director of Léonard, and the positivist activism of Gabriella Cortese, the founder of Antik Batik, two different paintings shed light on the future of fashion. Christine Phung, artistic director of Léonard: “it’s the end of a world” “I am very worried about the economic asphyxiation which will result from this health crisis and which will destruct everything. This is going to be a social cataclysm. A very dark and very long tunnel. It's the end of a world. This shows to what extent we were walking on our heads with the violence of our previous system, with our hyper-dependence on China and with this bulimia of consumption and production. It is obvious that there will be a questioning, a before and after covid-19 and that things absolutely must change. Especially since we must take into account the climate emergency, the irremediable destruction of our resources, our earth and all living things. Socially, I am afraid of the economic massacre which will be devastating for the most precarious workers in our society, and in particular those in our fashion ecosystem. Some of my photographer friends have seen all their contracts canceled and will have no income for the next few months. The same goes for hairdressers, makeup artists, press officers, journalists, designers. This pandemic will force us to do differently. We must reinvent the processes of creation, sourcing, production, distribution, communication and consumption. We must reorganize globalization, rethink our movements. For me, the end of lockdown will be the real start of the third millennium. I obviously dream of a fairer world, more respectful of the environment, with production processes that emit less CO2, creations leading to less destruction, more respect for humans in the work, a more united world. , more egalitarian, with more balance between the private and professional spheres, a health and education system with more resources, etc. As a designer, I think that the fashion of this new millennium will have to produce less, think about the "after use of clothing", reduce waste and waste, whether with leftover fabrics, unsold items or clothing. valued second-hand products. We no longer want polluting production processes. We no longer want a barbaric economy that exploits one part of the world for the benefit of another. All this for a new dress! »