Post-Apocalyptic Anthropocene Collection
The ANNAKIKI Autumn-Winter 2023-2024 collection, entitled Post-Apocalyptic Anthropocene, imagines how humans will come together as a community to support each other in a world ravaged by chaos and destruction.
“When human beings cease to be indifferent to the pull of profit, and the purpose and only purpose of desire is survival, then we will abandon our egoism and come together as a multitude to fight against the unknown and turbulent world”, says Anna Yang. Drawing inspiration from cyberpunk and wasteland punk elements, Yang’s collection features a futuristic armor for the post-human a concept described by some scholars as transhuman. "The armor, which features the brand’s signature 3D wavy sleeves and a composite metallic fabric, allows for many possibilities to transform the body. The brand’s consistent liquid metallic fabric gives the armor a fantastical shine, like a futuristic warrior", company says. "The deliberately burned, soiled, and hand-painted dirty prints reflect the designer’s portrayal of an anti-utopian environment, and the rebellious and fearless human resistance against the harsh post-apocalyptic environment as well as the artificial intelligence that has become self-aware under the brutality of technology".
In addition to the armor, the collection features a collaboration with Italian accessories brand AnGostura. It has created unique glass and metal earrings for ANNAKIKI’s post-human legion, a fusion of fragile glass and hard metal, a reflection of human nature struggling with crisis, fragile yet indestructible.