Celebrities raise awareness for clean energy in Africa
Each year Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, aka CIFF, throws a trade show that attracts big voices from around the globe. Each year industry leaders are offered a special space to host a one of special project. Previously hosting Virgil Abloh’s “Industrial by Nature” art exhibition in 2014, the space has become a hotspot for change and creativity.
This year Headlining CIFF’s SS19 edition is “Enlightenment,” a project curated by Stavros Karelis and Sami Janjer, which sees Virgil Abloh, Naomi Campbell, Peter Saville, and Nick Knight come together to raise awareness for the Little Sun Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to bring sustainable solar energy to communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“I believe that everyone has the basic right to breathe in clean air,” commented Campbell, who has linked up with iconic graphic designer Saville to create a set of artworks decorated with inspirational quotes. “So many families around the globe are forced to breathe in toxic kerosene fumes due to the lack of access to electricity. The solar-powered lamps that the Little Sun project provide can improve their health as well as protect our environment.
Abloh, meanwhile, has designed a limited-edition poster for the event, which centered around a solar-powered lamp that can be detached from its stand and worn as a torch, decorated in striking, industrial-style hazard yellow.