Interdisciplinary. Community. Advocacy. Humor.
Met this interesting student, Jeffrey Basile, at Craft Forward because of his killer sweatshirt, and the SF Chronicle used my photo in this Sunday's STYLE section. Check out the article on SFGate in SFunzipped (happily I got photo credit in the article, can you believe it! It pays to ask.)
He was participating in the Local Wisdom fashion project headed by Dr. Kate Fletcher, London College of Fashion.
Jeffrey's reclaimed fabric SARS-guard hoodie by ruffeoheartslilsnotty
The project entails photographing and audio recording stories of garments and accessories of people "to capture and celebrate the ingenuity of communities with respect to their clothes." Dr. Fletcher "plans to build a store of knowledge about fashion creativity of the grassroots and to present it in the hope that will inspire others." She's been gathering stories from England, Berlin, and next Dublin. Glad she got some local Bay Area flavor to add to the mix!
Dr. Kate Fletcher, Local Wisdom Project