Pol Kurucz, founder of the Brazilian arts collective kolor, shot this photo, which features clothing by fashion designer Fernando Cozendey in a series highlighting abuse of animals.

Photography And Fashion Design Combine For Shocking Results

The kolor art collective, based in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, recently joined forces with boundary-pushing fashion designer Fernando Cozendey (also Brazilian). The result is a photographic series kolor has dubbed an “eco-editorial” that makes a strong statement about our treatment of animals.

Fernando Cozendey debuted the animal-themed line in 2016, selecting models from across the gender-identity spectrum. That choice fit well with the line’s name: “Livre,” Portuguese for “free.” But for the kolor art collective’s “Anti-Human” photo series, people wearing the Livre line represent animals as they enact revenge on their abusers. “The outcome is a stylish punch in the face of the systematic exploitation and extermination of the animal world,” kolor’s Carolyna Mello says.

The series was captured over 10 days by photographer Pol Kurucz, founder of the kolor collective. Several Brazilian celebrities participated, including Dani Calabresa, Dudu Berthollini, Fe Paes Leme, and Valesca Popozuda.

You can see more from Pol Kurucz and Fernando Cozendey on Instagram (@polkurucz and @fernandocozendey).

January 5, 2017