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    Posted July 19, 2014 by
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    FASHION WEEK DEMONSTRATION

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     As Fashion Week went on in Berlin, Germany, activists took to the streets of downtown East Berlin, demonstrating against the high fashion event on July 12. redmondredd was at the scene, photographing protesters who were parading around in satirical Fashion Week inspired outfits. "Fashion Week is a big hype and I think the city has more pressing problems than to host a big party for the rich and the beautiful,” he said. "People forget that behind the fashion industry, there are poor people in third world countries that are being exploited and dying to produce cheap clothing. Like the poster says, fashion kills."
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Bread and Butter is a popular fashion trade exhibition at every Fashion Week in Berlin. Politically conscious fashionistas took to the streets of Berlin to present their own "Butt x Better" parody version to demonstrate against the commercial hype behind Fashion Week and especially to underscore the exploitation of poor garment workers in Third World countries where western fashion is produced. Demonstrators used recycled materials to improvise and create costumes and fashion designs which they paraded to the electronic sounds of a mobile disco.

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