edition 1 launched 2016
OUTFIT is a line of hand-made, modular and practical work-wear informed by Cold War "soft power" consumerism: propagandistic merchandise in the form of domestic luxury goods, implemented as a medium of protest. These constructions are experiments in holding materialist, feminist, and socialist ideals simultaneously. Framed as a mail-order economy, OUTFIT is informed by East German and Soviet mail order catalogues, which I've been collecting over the past 5 years. OUTFITS are designed for working bodies moving through urban spaces from morning through night. This project is my continuation in looking at how physical matter holds things like memory, experience, and ideals (values non-commodifiable), and exploring ways to access, expose, and hold these assets, notably in a digital and economically inequitable era.
To request an OUTFIT mail order catalogue, please email me your mailing address.