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.

Almost like glasses

"So the scarf was nothing special when I bought it but is just functionally that I use for all different purposes. I can use it as a blanket. I can use it as a sarong. But what I’ve sort of thought about is that I have it on so much, it’s almost like glasses, it sort of blends into my face and becomes a part of my body… I looked in the mirror and saw that my hair looks more red next to it. Maybe it just feels like it fits somehow. Also this is just my grandmother’s hat and it’s unusual."

New York - January 2013
Photograph by Ellinor Stigle