Ways of wear

After 6 months, here is a snippet of the ways I wear the 15 pieces (facial expressions and dance moves included). Advertisements

platform series 01 / Personal Uniform

I am excited to be collaborating with the Lululemon Lab on a speaker series event, in which my Personal Uniform for Daily Wear will be featured. I will be speaking on a panel with 3 other women to engage in open dialogue, critical thought and the potentials of a personal uniform. We will each be talking…

Urban Dictionary: Personal Uniform

Personal Uniform : a standardized wardrobe cultivated autonomously by the wearer/user. A personal uniform promotes consistency and commitment to ownership of clothing and wear, reducing waste of material, energy and time.   ——— The first month of wearing my personal uniform, I did research to find others who are working with this concept, what kind of…

Separating Ourselves: The transformative power of clothes

Separating Ourselves: The transformative power of clothes by Crystal Moselle is the other film from the series The Way We Dress that resonate with my own thoughts of how we use clothing to construct identity in a way that serves us and considers how others view us. The film hears from 4 different women, how…

Hong Kong Dress: Innate style of a generation of older women

After watching Desula, I couldn’t help but revisit 2 other films that call out to some of the thoughts and feelings I’ve been working with in clothing and how it manifests culturally. NOWNESS produced a series called The Way We Dress, in which 4 female directors explore and reveal the hidden truths behind women’s relationships…

Desula : Short film featured on NOWNESS

I adore short films. NOWNESS produces some really wonderful short films that encapsulate snippets of stories, memories and pieces of current conversations, including Desula:The Sardinian women whose clothing speaks louder than words. A friend shared this film with me today and it lit me up. Not only does it resonate with the concept of a…

M A K I N G

I’ve been making Zero-Waste Pattern Cut (ZWPC) garments over the past 4 months. For a few pieces I’ve used open-source patterns by designers, such as Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan. The rest have been created through process-based construction, incorporating improvisation, taking inspo from zero-waste patterns and aesthetics of minimal clothing. To date I’ve made: 3…

Iconic people who wear a Personal Uniform for Daily Wear

“Simplicity is the key to successful living.” – Nick Dewar Here are a few iconic people known to the public who wear the same thing to minimize the amount of time they spend making decisions in the morning. In their lifetime they’ve reached high levels of success, is it in part due to a Personal…

Decision fatigue

Have you ever gotten ready in the morning feeling like you’ve wasted time just trying to make a decision on what to wear? I know have. Countless times. Wasting precious energy first thing in the morning and I haven’t even gotten to the work that actually needs my brain power. Not only that, but it…

Q U A L I T Y

One thing I have come to realize beyond what I had of my base understanding is the quality of my garments. The way I consumed and wore clothing before starting this project masked the true quality of my garments, or the true standard I hold for my garments. I am/was a constant consumer of second-hand…

7 days of wear

Last week I decided I was going to experiment by wearing 1 set of clothes for 7 consecutive days. Some of the questions I was asking were: Is 1 outfit as a personal uniform for daily wear more beneficial than a variety? What changes when you wear the same clothes for 7 days straight? What…

Reading Material

Some of the literature I’ve been reading: The Fashion Condition by The Fashion Praxis http://www.selfpassage.org/research/FashionCondition-web.pdf The Human Condition by Hanna Arendt http://monoskop.org/images/e/e2/Arendt_Hannah_The_Human_Condition_2nd_1998.pdf Variants of Wear by Nadine Goepfert and Sanna Helena Berger http://tillwiedeck.com/2014/05/variants-of-wear/ Anti_Fashion Manifesto by Li Edelkoort Li Edelkoort publishes manifesto explaining why “fashion is obsolete”