The Hill We Climb
For FURORE Edition Six, designer Elke Baert found inspiration in the powerful performance by Afro-American word artist Amanda Gorman. With her poem ‘The Hill We Climb’ during Joe Biden’s inauguration, Gorman put herself on the international literary map in an almost iconic way. Her means of achieving this – through a big hand gesture and with a distinctively bright outfit – did not just appeal to Elke Baert’s imagination; with her ‘message of unity’ and graceful gestures, Gorman touched the entire world. This makes her nothing less than a woman at the age of influence in Baert’s eyes: a true FURORE woman.