Each of them approaches the subject from a different point of view. Questions about identity, memory and portrayal of women are raised, as well as discussion about the ethics of over consumption of fashion and its consequences on our lives and on the environment.Through her project The Memory of My Wardrobe, Ida Taavitsainen looks at 'fashion and the fashion system as something more than just a superficial act of consuming.'
Part One: Story Telling
Untitled (red dress)
Years ago, my great grandmother handed over her old garment to my mother. Its function was never quite clear - did she wear it as a housecoat or a dress?
I do not know, but for as long as I can remember it’s been hanging in my mother’s wardrobe, forgotten. One day, when I had nothing to wear, I took it out, shortened the hem and decided that from now on it was my dress.
Untitled (tweed suit)
My grandfather bought the fabric in Scotland, my grandmother designed the suit and her loyal seamstress made it for her. It was one of my grandmother’s favourite suits. She wore it for many years at lunches and receptions when she had to look presentable.
I decided to continue the tradition, and am loyal to my grandmother in that I’ve also worn the suit or jacket at occasions when I’ve needed to look presentable.
Untitled (scout shirt)
I didn’t even know he had been a scout until I found his old shirt.
Part Two: Absent Bodies
|Momi II, 2011|