Skills of resourcefulness
Creative activists contribute greatly to society through innovation and experiment, taking on projects that fail to hit the radar of conventional industry. Their work is a training ground for new practices, for trialling novel approaches and reviving old skills that promote alternative ideas about fashion provision and consumption.
“This was a coat from the early 90s with massive shoulders but the fabric was still very much okay. I’m lucky that at home my mum has got a very good seamstress so she’s reshaped the whole thing for actually a very small amount of money…. I love it and I wear it a lot and it could have just been lying dead in the wardrobe. I also have an old sort of knitted coat that my mum had from the 80s and it’s a Valentino…. And again I had this reshaped for me…”
London - December 2012
Photograph by Tim Mitchell