For the first time ever, the Special Projects area (only) will be open to the public, allowing our visitors to experience and interact with Special Projects.
In January, CIFF will use Special Projects to take a deeper look into sustainability within the fashion industry by collaborating with Lee. We will highlight how brands and consumers can alter the way they relate to old garments by creating the ability to repurpose old clothes and deadstock, which helps to address the issues of waste and obsolescence that trouble the industry. The collaboration will include installations and repair stations for worn garments called A.R.T. which stands for Alter Repair Transform.
The Lee collaborators include Orsola De Castro, founder of Fashion Revolution and creative director, Dio Kurazawa, founder of sustainable fashion agency The Bear Scouts, and designers Bethany Williams and Duran Lantink. They will work with Lee to look at clothing longevity as a set of practical techniques and mindful principles. All together, they will bring their expertise to the project through hosting panel talks and showcasing collections made-up with Lee’s deadstock denim and innovative fabrics.
We look forward to welcoming our Special Project collaborators in January 2020 – more exciting news about events, installations and collaborators coming soon!