Open and Adjust
Garments can be reworked to meet changing needs. The knowledge and skills to open up a garment and adjust it to fit enrich and embolden society. They remind us about ingenuity and resourceful possibility and help replace consumption with action.
"I managed to grab this dress up at a sale at the community college I went to back home in Houston, Texas. The Department Chair is like from the old society, has all these connections for getting old friends donate their clothes, [and sells them] to raise money for scholarships for kids who take the Fashion Programme. The dress is some old eighties label… and I like the fit of it but I also like to jazz it up to make it a little funky so I have this edge shibori piece I put in. That’s some fun."
San Francisco - April 2011
Photograph by Paige Green
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