An international fashion research project exploring the 'craft of use'

Transfer of Ownership

Giving a garment to someone else is sometimes a straightforward and spontaneous act. At other times a transfer of ownership is more circuitous. Periods of overlapping ownership often intensify resource use and stud a garment’s story with memories.

Russian style

"This is a skirt my grandmother gave it to me. She’s from Russia so she made it herself, like, thirty years ago or so. It’s actually too big… I just wear it with a belt… She said I could, like, shorten it but I’m too lazy. She said it’s so cool and she sees a lot of people with this fabric. She’s, like, always looking around and then in her own closet to see what she could give me."

Berlin - July 2010
Photograph by Stefan Rother