Costume design

NO MORE clothing collection

Designer: Karina Pangonytė

Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant is being built in Belarus, right now, just 40 km from Vilnius, Lithuania. It is argued that this NPP fails to meet international environmental and nuclear safety requirements, and the impact of an accident would be felt not only by the nearest city, Vilnius, but also within a radius of 1000 kilometres. This is a pertinent and worrying topic for everyone living in the area, so I decided to take action and engage in the protest that runs ahead of the plant. Fearing that Ostrovets might be in distress, I created an experimental collection, NO MORE, that protests against this nuclear power plant’s operation. The name of the collection is a direct invitation not to repeat the mistakes of the past – the biggest technological disaster in the 20th century being Chernobyl. The collection’s models visually recall nuclear power plant workers, yet the slogans on their clothes are used to protest against the plan to build the Ostrovets power plant. The slogans are printed on customised tapes according to the individual order, with words such as "STOP", "NO MORE", "DANGER” – written in English, which is understood by most people around the world.