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

Garment Co-operation

Some garments require a wearer's involvement for them to work well on the body. Others act together differently: using physical form and structure to co-operate with life. They aid and abet and mould our world.

Forgiving stretch

"I don’t know, I just feel like I’ve got, like everybody, too much stuff but it’s hard to know what to do with it. You can’t just chuck it away, no way, and some of it comes back around. I wouldn’t say this is a stylish jumper, it’s just a jumper and I just I like the fact that I’ve still got it. Jumpers are good because they stretch. Not like some other garments and you get a big disappointment."

London - January 2010
Photograph by Sean Michael