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 hopes for the future.
For this year’s DDW, we wanted to create a space for reflection. During Community Couture workshops, participants had the opportunity to tell stories about ‘WHAT MATTERS’ with colours, shapes and words. Participants’ contributions will be used to make one-off Community Couture garments and organised into a publication; to preserve, share and honour their contents.
Garments, available to rent, will serve as a visual, collaborative legacy of those who contributed and the stories they wanted to share. The methodology used in this project can be adapted to bring together perspectives in a variety of situations. Its purpose is to connect people and provoke conversation. The zero-waste garment could be made in engagement with a specific community, discourse, event or place.
Concept & Creative Direction:
Graphic Design & Art Direction:
Boudewijn Bollmann, Joasia Fidler-Wieruszewska, Jan Górecki