Body Objectification- Consuming a Human Body like an object.
We choose, judge, own and violate human bodies as if we are shopping for groceries or consuming takeout food.
The "Human Body" is invisible in the package of objectification- only flesh for a twisted desire is seen.
As a millennial I've experienced objectification by male classmates and this experience challenged me to learn more about the issue itself.
Objectification is more dangerous than ever since our generation grew up with technology in our hands.
I intent to use fashion as an artistic and theatrical device to address the impact of wider societal behavior.
I view my collection as a movement of change, challenging the current descriptive norm of using a human body to fulfill a certain desire.
Regardless of your gender, body objectification is the most common form of dehumanization we experience.
It leads to self objectification, where an individual doubts and disparages their own worth.
It creates a society where we don't appreciate humanity or respect others; and in turn, this societal change threatens civil rights and equality.
Placing the human body in a takeout food container is a metaphor symbolizing the thoughtless consumption of our bodies.
I created labeling information that mimics the regulations on food packages as a reminder that we are human beings after all.
Objectification is NEVER acceptable.
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SeungYeon Kim is a Parsons graduate and a womenswear designer. She utilizes humor and witty metaphors as her language in art and fashion. Kim is a 2020 Fashion Future Graduate nominated by CFDA and Arts of Fashion Finalist, whose work has been featured in Women's Wear Daily. She is currently working at Jenny Yoo and is hoping to grow as a designer who creates witty and timelessly humorous pieces that talk about what is relevant to our surroundings.