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Photos from 'The Garment Party' Happening by Laurence Teillet.

DSAA École Duperré Paris, c1996.

Selfridges Mayfair London, c1998.

- - - The Context

In a consumer society that pushes mass production for mass consumption, the proliferation of cheap and low quality goods makes for material accumulation.

We buy, store, and then throw away.

 The Issue

Mananing waste through re-circulation, re-cycling and re-using.

How to deal with surplus? What is the designer's responsabilty?

To find ideas for changing consumers attitudes; to be conscious of consumption.

Also, to think about new ways of using garments to overturn established codes, customs and traditions.

A search for solutions

The Garment Party.

A collection of games, each with its own rules.

- - - Accumulation

Superimposition - layers - strata - sculpting new volumes with the accumulation of clothes on the body.

Photos from 'The Garment Party' Happening by Laurence Teillet.

- - - Substitution

Wearing clothes in unusual ways, disturbing the order: Inside out - upside down - front to back - substituting roles...

 New possibilities emerge from the absurd to the unexpected.

Photos from 'The Garment Party' at Selfridges London by Laurence Teillet.

- - - Sharing

Two or more people dress in one garment, becoming one body; they connect their clothes together;

 their garments become a meeting place, a space to live in.

Photos from 'The Garment Party' at Selfridges London by Laurence Teillet.