made to carry stories between us, through places and time
Jacket 'How does the world look or feel to you right now?' '20
Community Couture is an attempt to bring multiple perspectives together, with garments serving as a source of individual stories, collective experiences, shared goals, history and folklore.
connect, contribute, exchange
How is it made?
e.g., HOW DOES THE WORLD LOOK OR FEEL TO YOU RIGHT NOW?
Every garment starts with a question which then defines the theme of the fabric.
2. Open Call
Responses are collected via open call in a form of images or text.
3. Fabric design, pattern and materials
‘Bespoke' fabric design is a result of
stories that it conveys.
Size: 138cm x 126cm, Labour: 1 person - approx. 600h
The materials used to make Community Couture textile is waste-based. The design on the left was crafted from tiny pieces of t-shirt factory waste and laid on a garment pattern that has no offcuts. Any waste from the fabric could suggest exclusion and devaluation and therefore can’t be accepted.
no material waste - no story wasted
Community Couture uses the diligence of craft to transform fabric waste into an engaging statement garment honouring the experiences and thoughts from the time of its creation.
The project locates the value of design in the connections it forms and its ability to carry the past, as opposed to its ‘new' appeal.
Community Couture in Residence
Ready to loan:
HOW DOES THE WORLD LOOK OR FEEL TO YOU RIGHT NOW?
Community Couture pieces made from collective stories can’t be bought or owned - it's all about sharing! That’s why fashion rental is a perfect fit for us. Loaning the Community Couture garment will enable you to learn about the stories it conveys and step into the experience of the contributors who informed the design. And of course, this way your story will become a part of the garment's story too!
We teamed up with LOANHOOD and created the 'Community Couture in Residence' to make this exchange possible!
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your experience of wearing it!
Did it provoke any unexpected conversations?
Has anything happened when you had it on?
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If you want to enquire about a piece, learn more about the project or have any other special request, get in touch.
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