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

Alternative Dress Codes

The choices we make about what we wear are influenced by life present, lives past and our ideas about our future selves. Expressions of values, aspirations, heritage, understanding and the physical shape of our bodies build a rationale for dress that transcend narrow commercial views about fashion. Instead they give us broader perspectives that honour our reality as well as our aspirations; and connect our psyche with our fibre and fashion choices.

The last time

"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 wear it I wear it as if for the last time..."

Kolding, Denmark - September 2012
Photograph by Jens Christian