The knowledge of use – Looking inside rather than outside of our wardrobe, in order to meet our needs
The knowledge of use aims to encourage young adults, the next generation of consumers, to inquire about the current relationship with their garments, envisioning future scenarios and potentially consuming less. To stimulate such, I present tools that invite one to question the context of fashion by noticing its (im)materials. Are materials such as fibers and fabrics noticed? And regarding the immateriality of fashion, are wearers expressing themselves or instead, following trends that are designed to be out of fashion after a few weeks?
Usership, a simple yet fulfilling concept, was chosen as it does not require one to step outside its house, but inside its wardrobe. To use is to observe what is there already, the components of clothing, the memories that arise. Use is about time, it is the time we give to clothing to cover our skin with knowledge.
Have you thought about how you use?