“Put me back together again.“
Pictures by Dale Grant
The collection is inspired by the bag ladies of the American cities. They are dressed mostly in shabby clothes which they can buy cheap on the streets or find in dumpsters. The idea is now to give those bag ladies a well deserved upgrade regarding their appearance. Therefore we create the imaginary bag ladies 2.0 for the collection “Put me back together again“. They are still bag ladies who depend on finding damaged garments and fabrics in trash cans, but through their craftsmanship skills they are able to design high quality garments out of it. Thereby they show the beauty of “imperfection“ in their handcrafted clothes and their details. Frayed and torn apart fabrics in combination with patches and handmade embroideries will not be perceived as less valuable or even as flaws because those elements create exciting components in each outfit and headpiece.