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

Mixed Use

Irrespective of design intention, a garment can sometimes meet many needs, functioning in ways that are unplanned and idiosyncratic. It calls into being a way of thinking that is primed for making such connections and opens a door to increased use possibilities.

Everything is an evolution

"This is a dress, my three T-shirt dress… where I combine as much of a garment with as little waste as possible, when I am constructing something new. I fill in the holes with, you can see, parts of other T-shirts and I've embroidered them… It has become quite versatile, I am very pragmatic… I think about clothing and its function in every use. …We need to have clothes that represents the transformations that happens in our daily lives. And it is nice to able to have clothing that can do that, not all of clothing can do that. And maybe, not all of it should, but I think that should be an element, of being able to take what we have already, and… reposition it so that it can function. Everything is an evolution."

Vancouver - January 2013
Photograph by Jeremy Calhoun

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