By: Katelyn Criner
Greta Thunberg, teenager and leading activist for climate change, recently was featured on the inaugural cover of Vogue Scandinavia. While many consider being on Vogue a dream, Thunberg remains humble and uses her platform to spread awareness of the climate change crisis and its various impacts on the world.
Prior to her cover interview, Thunberg was photographed by Iris and Mattias Alexandrov Klum in a forest near Stockholm. The two are a couple and are artists that “use sound, photography and film to explore the idea of living in harmony with nature.”
Surrounded by nature and horses, one of Thunberg’s favorite animals, the teenager was photographed petting a horse, while wearing a coat made out of discarded trench coats.
She was also photographed wearing items from deadstock and those produced using certified natural materials, as seen above.
Unlike most who land the cover of Vogue, Thunberg stepped into a new role, being styled and dressed for the cover of a well-known fashion magazine. In fact, she shares in her Vogue
interview, “The last time I bought something new was three years ago and it was second-hand. I just borrow things from people I know.”
Being one of the top polluting industries in the world, Thunberg goes on to share her thoughts on fast fashion while talking with Vogue journalist, Tom Pattinson. “If you are buying fast fashion then you are contributing to that industry and encouraging them to expand and encouraging them to continue their harmful process,” she says. “Of course I understand that for some people fashion is a big part of how they want to express themselves and their identity.”
Thunberg urges readers to become aware of the world’s climate crisis and to “use that power to create change and put enough pressure on people in power” so we can create a more sustainable environment.
The interview ends on a both serious and sarcastic note from Thunberg, giving some laughs back to her critics.
“So what is needed now is to raise awareness in order to start this sustainable transition and that is maybe where I am most useful now.
“And of course there is that tiny fact that I am an uneducated teenager,” she laughs. A force to be reckoned with, Thunberg makes the front page yet again.
Read Greta’s interview with Vogue here→
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