KILO addresses recycling and the re-use of found garments. The work explores elements of human geography and fashion sustainability. It re-positions notions of the disguarded and unwanted within the expanded field of photography and fashion image-making around current debates of global warming.
Collaborative groups researched and responded to the current dialogue within fashion practice surrounding excess and waste, while simultaneously creating narratives that deal with the theme of identity as expressed through the medium of clothing and photography.
The work on display is a provocation for you the viewer to think about the relationship between Fashion and mass-production. Buying clothes by the Kilo suggests a number of things: excess, mass, weight, waste, value, surplus, consumption, fast-fashion. Far from high-end couture, yet also perhaps its by-product, Kilo also asks you to consider the ethics of consumption, sustainability, re-usability and adaptability.