Fashion Design

The Collaboration Coat

Charlotte Jansen
Critique on fashion, with fashion
Practice Social Practices
Project Cultural Diversity
Major Fashion Design
Year Fourth Year

The Collaboration Coat is an unraveling of outer identity, a critique on fast fashion and a new perspective on today's fashion system. Critique on fashion, with fashion.

The fast fashion industry has made us into consumptionists. We are misled into a buying-addiction in which clothing creates identity. Our social interaction is based on presumptions derived from someone's outer-identity.

The Collaboration Coat encourages social interaction that goes beyond the fast paved system and is based on inner-identity and social sustainability. If we accept the duration of interaction, possibilities open up and we get the chance to start a dialogue. In order to create social sustainability and social interaction The Collaboration Coat asks for patience, trust, helpfulness, appreciation and collaboration.

A fundamental critique on the fashion-industry, not by offering a 'ready-to-wear' solution, but by offering a new perspective.