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

Intensive Use

Some garments are worn almost daily. They become both a backdrop to - and practical facilitator of - our lives and reflect true resourcefulness. Their features speak of an ethic of extended iterative use.

Lovely parka

“This lovely parka I haven’t probably taken it off since it got cold, so probably for like two months now. It is by far the warmest thing I own. And I work in it at work because it’s so cold. So I basically don’t take it off, ever. I got it about five years ago and I’ve worn it five days a week for three or four months of the year. And it’s not even the most attractive garment in the world. But I don’t care!”

London - December 2012
Photograph by Tim Mitchell