made to carry stories  between us, through places and time

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Jacket 'How does the world look or feel to you right now?' '20

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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.

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connect, contribute, exchange

How is it made?

e.g., HOW DOES THE WORLD LOOK OR FEEL TO YOU RIGHT NOW?

1. Question

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.

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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

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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

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4. Craft

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.

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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.

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Community Couture in Residence

Ready to loan:

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Jacket

 

HOW DOES THE WORLD LOOK OR FEEL TO YOU RIGHT NOW?

2020

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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! 

Share with us 

your experience of wearing it!

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 Did it provoke any unexpected conversations?

 Has anything happened when you had it on?  

Loan Fee:

None! The only condition is filling the form below:

Help us make clothes that foster dialogue and connection!

Upcoming pieces:

Seasonal Vest, Spring 21'

Q: WHAT GROWS, SPROUTS BLOOMS OR BLOSSOMS AROUND YOU THIS SPRING?

Seasonal Vest, Spring 21'

Q: WHAT GROWS, SPROUTS BLOOMS OR BLOSSOMS AROUND YOU THIS SPRING?

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Contact

If you want to enquire about a piece, learn more about the project or have any other special request, get in touch.

Email aniela.fw@yahoo.com,

message @community_couture on instagram

or fill the form below:

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