creativity in the time of crisis
INSPIRATION, FORWARD’s Spring Summer Issue should have been the copy you are reading, but instead, you have ‘FASHION in LOCKDOWN’ in your hand.
COVID-19 pandemic came, and overnight as the entire fabric of our life turned upside down, it also brought along the moment of this Issue.
The purpose of this edition arrived in April during the initial days of lockdown, as the world felt uncertain and unsure. We felt a great responsibility to help, offer a creative outlet to continue the dialogue and keep the community spirit in the period of crucial physical distancing.
FORWARD understands that success depends on close collaboration and conversation with its team, contributors and readers. But the significant alteration to the way we live– self-isolation in our homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19– interrupted the creative community and the entire world.
As an artist, we need to create; our ability to imagine and make it into reality is how we connect with another person.
In the spirit of keeping our “Need and Ability to Create” alive and vibrant, FORWARD took to the social media platform to keep the community connected and continue what we do best–collaborate.
Together we record this incredibly challenging time–the societal and cultural reset, the solidarity, the kindness that created positive change–for we know we will want to look back on how we moved forward with hope.