Arabella Romen

Arabella Romen - AMD Akademie Mode & Design

Birth of venus – AMD Akademie Mode & Design

Even before humanity was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, a trend could be observed in escape into virtual worlds and alienate them which people increasingly – selves from reality. Similar to other trends, social media is reinforcing this escapism and the creation of virtual realities and fake personalities. Social networks, online gaming platforms, and even pornographic websites often feed unrealistic expectations that spill over into society and contemporary pop culture. These absurd expectations lead to increased feelings of inadequacy and suffering within the young population. Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, sums up the problem as, „We raise our girls to be perfect, and we raise our boys to be brave.“ This collection will address this silent oppression and the resulting new social movements. Special attention will be placed on the rapid increase in the consumption of virtual reality, most notably in the recent Corona pandemic.