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100% DIY: Artist to Make All Her Clothes for a Year

100% DIY: Artist to Make All Her Clothes for a Year
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Designed to investigate the relationships between 'making', 'clothing' and 'living'; Natalie Purschwitz has set out to hand craft every item in her wardrobe for one whole year, including all undergarments, socks, shoes and accessories.

by Claudia Cukrov
  • 2 october 2009

MakeShift is an art and research project from Natalie Purschwitz, creator and designer of Vancouver-based store Hunt and Gather.  Designed to investigate the relationships between ‘making’, ‘clothing’ and ‘living’; Purschwitz has set out to hand craft every item in her wardrobe for one whole year, including all undergarments, socks, shoes and accessories.  A daunting task for most the designer has already created an impressive collection of garments, including two pairs of leather shoes, tights, overalls and a hand-felted apron.  The rules are simple: all garments can be made out of new or used materials; although when possible, the designer will endeavour to create her own materials. Purschwitz is currently working on a pair of sunglasses, which use recycled lenses.  The designer hopes the project will shed some light on clothing’s role as a form of cultural production.

You can follow Natalie Purschwitz’s daily creations here.

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