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

Garment Co-operation

Some garments require a wearer's involvement for them to work well on the body. Others act together differently: using physical form and structure to co-operate with life. They aid and abet and mould our world.

Kimono behaviour

"This is a kimono, that I bought from a Japanese furniture store and they’ve got a little fabric and kimono section at the back. …[With a kimono] the choice of lining is always an extra wow factor. And the sleeves always hang so low [you have to do things differently]… I take it off to eat."

Melbourne - March 2013
Photograph by Paul Allister