Collectively, much of our background and current work revolves around systems of ‘fashion’, from design, production, promotion to lecturing and image making. For us fashion is a broad and fluid language and dialogue around identity, desire, connection, expression and our relationships with consumerism, commodification, communication and the sustainability of systems we might adhere to.
_CREATIVITY AND PROCESS
A significant part of our WIP stems from a deep rooted interest around the activity of creativity, the functioning of what we call “creativity” and the value systems we apply to the action of being creative. How do we evaluate creative processes in the context of increased commodification of sustainability of practice and resources, what are we doing to protect or embed value in creativity?
Alongside our lecturing in Fashion, Design and communication we also produce a range of ongoing and developing workshops exploring and promoting progressive creative processing.
You can check out some of our workshops here.
How we use what we wear as expressions of ourselves, as masks, as uniform, as necessity, as status, as disguise means even the simplest use of a garment can be a window into how societies operate and how as its members we constantly transmit messages to each other without necessarily being aware of it. “Modes” is a collection of ongoing and developing research projects and workshops exploring our relationships with clothing and objects.
Collected observations and interests in the anthropology of fashion feeds into how we approach fashion communication. A lot of our work begins around the documentation of “reall associations” and connections between the individual, their communities and the broader systems of belonging and interaction.