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