The term ‘guerilla’ meaning ‘little war’ in Spanish was Julia Krantz’s concept when creating this imaginary guerrilla protestor. Loops of white armour refer to the ‘white knight’ and are symbolic of the purity of this war. The kufiya, reminder of the Palestinian first intifada and part of the symbolic protestor’s armour, is radically modernised, catching up with the contemporary low enforcement equipment aesthetics.
“Using elements of fashion, photography and graphic design, Whiteness celebrates magnificent people in times of popular uprisings and digital revolution. Our view on power and information has changed while true greatness still lies in the hands of man’s courage and inner longings.
The guerrilla acts out of will power, not social convention and is therefore always wide awake. She is her absolute greatest and most luminous self.
A shemagh is tied in eight steps. Whiteness is some people’s ability to, despite their vulnerability follow their own path.”