Fashion designer Jacob Olmedo showcased his wearable garden collection at the Parsons graduate fashion show in New York City.
Parsons' specialized fashion program takes an experimental and international approach to fashion. Olmendo's collection consists of three pieces which appear to be living gardens fashioned as clothing with the intention to promote the connectivity between the human world and the natural world.
The collection is an act of activism, and speaks to mass species extinction and climate change, while exploring "the political and social implications of the environment through the eyes of a bee." The assemblages are an expression of growth, and act conceptually as "environmental armor" which was made through the engineering of a textile that supports plant growth and life. The materiel combines layers of beeswax and blend fibre-holding materiel so the plants could flourish.
Jacob Olmedo's 'Wearable Garden' is an "interactive form of environmental activism."