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

Flexible Thinking

Wearing the same piece but with with a fluid attitude of openness and flexibility can find novelty in new places. The garment itself stays the same, but the rules and roles of wearing it are re-interpreted. Use is intensified; resources are saved; individuality is reclaimed.

No cutting, no sewing, reversible

"This [top] is from Mexico and this was made by artisans there. What I love about this is, well firstly, it’s gorgeous, it’s made with natural dyes, it’s straight off the loom, no cutting, no sewing and slits for [arm]holes. I wear it both ways [reversing it]. So if I’m in the mood for something more subdued I’ll wear it this way but it’s equally as beautiful inside out. In also keeps me really cool, there’s something about this cut that really works…"

Marin City - July 2012
Photograph by Paige Green