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Kolding Photo Shoot

  • Kate and Katelyn | November 29, 2012

The photo shoot at the Kolding School of Design on the 6th of September kicked off the Danish leg of the Local Wisdom project. These photos and stories are now live on throughout the site. See a gallery of images here.  
Some excerpts of craft uses gathered:
"...This shirt was my mother’s. And it’s from the ‘70s and I can remember her wearing it. And it’s almost so fragile that it will break any minute. Because it’s you know, so worn, it will fall apart…it’s almost there. Every time I think this might be the last time I wear it…
"My jacket… I just tore off the bottom cause it’s a normal trench coat and I would feel a bit too stiff or too fancy if I wear it all the way down..."
"You know some times you buy something because you’re attracted to it without knowing why…I was thinking this morning that this shirt actually is the same colour as one of my favourite dresses when I was a small girl...So I think I always considered this colour as my colour from very early on."
"I went to Berlin and I walked around in this [outfit]… for two days, three days… and I was a little surprised because I thought in the evening so many people have smiled to me today! Could it be because I’m in red?
Most of my clothes I buy in second hand shops. And this dress I tried on in a shop here in Kolding... [but they wouldn’t let me pay for it] because there was some holes or something. So they gave it to me as a gift and told me to take it home and see if I wanted to wear it. And all the summer I’ve [worn] this dress…I have five children and I have always taught them to wear clothes not so expensive (sic)..."
"I can wear it as an elegant dress but also in my everyday life… [I think this flexibility] is the colour, that greenish yellow colour, it is funny… sticking out a little bit but at the same time the cut is kind of elegant but it is not too short as well…"
"I needed just some new shirts so you know be clean and nice and [which would] not be too much work. So it’s just pulling down several things [in the shop] and this I thought, “ahhhh, I don’t know if I’m going to use it.” But the thing is it’s so basic that I can use it for everything… and I end up using it for parties, for giving a speech because I sweat so I want something that’s really light...I needed a practical thing and I hit it, I really nailed it."


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