tranformation //A SHELTUROUS FEELING
key words for the collection are reuse, protection, deconstruction, transformable etc.
first, the practical,
a possible home for people, a home on the body.
the refugees needs, being waterproof and protecting.
the garment explores the “shelterous” feeling tents can give to refugees, since it becomes their home, and how this feeling can be transferred onto their bodies. living in their shelter, living in their home.
second, the sustainable,
exploring how reusing and repurposing can be for the better. to benefit new people and prolong the material’s life before recycling it. sourcing left-over tents from camping areas or festivals.
the garment can exist as a coat protecting and as a shelter. experimenting with the deconstruction of tents, deconstructing peoples temporary or longer term homes, into their identity. their clothes, the element they always carry.
third, worn by everyone,
debating the society and systems we have put into place, questioning the reality of refugees needs. assimilating a home, and hopefully gaining a real one with systemic care and change. conversation starter. potential background idea of wealthy people investing in a coat for themselves, in which the profit allows for a number of people, like refugees, to receive a garment in return to aim (on a small scale) at merging the classes and making people feel special by giving and receiving. looking alike.
reminding us that we are the same.
the garment can transform into 8 different versions of a coat.