Jean Paul Gaultier has slammed the fashion industry for producing "ridiculous" amounts of waste, and insists his next show will focus on "recycling".
The 67-year-old fashion designer has urged brands to stop engaging in a "contest" to see who can make the most clothes, as he believes fashion companies are damaging the planet by producing "far too many collections with far too many clothes".
He said: "Big groups are doing more collections, new collections ... with a big amount of clothes. It's absolutely ridiculous.
"It's not a question of thinking about what people need. It's thinking about being bigger. It's only a question of power and politics."
Gaultier is one of the world's most influential designers and boasts a fashion career spanning more than four decades, but hit out at other designers who produce clothes that are "not to be worn" but are "more like advertising".