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

Transfer of Ownership

Giving a garment to someone else is sometimes a straightforward and spontaneous act. At other times a transfer of ownership is more circuitous. Periods of overlapping ownership often intensify resource use and stud a garment’s story with memories.

Familial lending library

"The dress was my aunt’s... I think she probably bought it in the 80’s. And she gave it to me a couple of years ago. And I shortened the hem and changed the neckline. But in her basement there is basically a closet she has kept for, me and my sister. And so, she really liked fashion, in the 80’s and 90’s… a little kind of library of clothing. She likes for us to just go and take whatever we want."

Vancouver - January 2013
Photograph by Jeremy Calhoun

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