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Fashion + Mental Health '20
In the second running of our first ever static campaign, and aligned with World Mental Health Day, October was dedicated to exploring the fluctuating relationship between Fashion + Mental Health.
Mental Health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices and can be affected by biological factors and life experiences. It is something that all of us contend with at least once in our lives.
According to various sources, mental health issues are rising significantly and now, somewhere between 1 in 5 and 1 in 10 people suffer with mental health every single year. How does fashion impact our mental health? Are the pressures of being seen on screen via social media detrimental to our sense of self or are we using fashion to feel empowered. Does fashion really make us happy?
We also partnered with Chasing The Stigma and No Panic for our Fashion + Mental Health edition in October 2019, to coincide with World Mental Health Day.