Clothing Identity is a series of self-portraits in clothes that once belonged to my mother and grandmother combined with photographs from my family archives.
It shows clothing as a symbol of durability and permanence in the fast fashion world reality. It is also a protest against the throwaway culture and the costs that both people and the environment bear to continuously drive the machinery of the global fashion industry. The short lifecycle of contemporary clothing and its mass production limit their meaning to practical and visual aspects only.
Through my collection of hand down clothes, I also discover a part of my identity passed down by previous generations. Through lending my body, I express readiness to continue their story. By combining self-portraits with archive photos of my family I am asking about the possibility to define oneself apart from the relationships we create and I take a look at the influence of close bonds that make me who I am.
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