Kent State University, USA
Cassandra Casas Rajas
It was while applying for a fine arts degree in Italy, Cassandra first discovered the concept of Global Nomadism-the art of travelling for a living. Struggling to select topics to study for an entire year, Cassandra began to empathise with the life of the Global Nomad, who’s transient lifestyle sees them drift from one place to another, without a permanent job or abode. Constant change is their only constant. Casandra seeks to communicate the concept of temporary living through multi-functional garments; including a jacket that transforms into a backpack, a jacket that converts to a sleeping-bag, one that becomes a tent and pants that transform into backpack. While gLOBAL is practical to the perpetual traveller, it’s also innovative and highly fashionable.