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.

Upside down

"This is a cashmere sweater that I got at Goodwill and it’s a large men’s sweater. It’s a very boxy, basic shape but it’s large enough that if you turn it upside down, your shoulders go – well, with a little bit of a tear- through the v-neck and then it fits on your waist. And so the wide bottom becomes a cowl neck that can be widened to almost be a shrug around the shoulders or closed together and wrapped around and tucked in, which is my favourite way to wear it…"

Marin City - July 2012
Photograph by Paige Green