“[..] the relationship between identity and clothing is not fixed and predetermined; instead, identities are constructed in a process of both choosing and wearing clothing. In this process, we [women] are not considering our identities in an abstract sense not philosophy over ‘who I am’ through grandiose theory, but are defining our identities through specific items of clothing.”

(Woodward 2007: 13)

THE MAGIC OF CLOTHING

Date: 02 November  2015
Category: consumption practices

Every now and then we experience magical moments when consuming clothing. Especially when buying secondhand clothing or when one succeeds while treasure hunting during the…

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MAKING AFRICA

Date: 22 June  2015
Category: clothing identity

Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design is a multi-disciplinary exhibition curated by Amelie Klein and Okwui Enwezor at the Vitra Design Museum. The…

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PROCESSES OF EXCHANGE: LENA THE FASHION LIBRARY

Date: 06 April  2015
Category: clothing identity

Borrowing clothes is a way in which women with limited financial resources, or in my case, women who are no longer allowing themselves to buy…

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