Garments are fusions of materials and energy brought to the body in myriad configurations, yet the dominant force in fashion, consumerism, tends to value only a narrow spectrum of fashion activity. The practices of material resourcefulness broaden this view and show a burgeoning testing ground of an alternative flows of fibre, fabric and product.
"This is a Katherine Soucie dress which I kind of play with even more than she originally intended… I can wear it inside-out, backwards, forwards, it's basically a four-way dress. The [raised overlocked] seams [which patchwork together pieces of waste hosiery] make it completely reversible."
Vancouver - January 2013
Photograph by Jeremy Calhoun