Weekend! Yes! But of course I’m still at work, trying to wrap things up allthough I’ve got so much to do. Customers assignments to attend. New ideas to get systemized. Visions to put on paper (well… pixels). And a working day that sometimes can present itself a bit scattered – all over the place. How to do it all simultaneously?
Some people see it as craziness! I see it as a protest. Some people just don’t care. Finally I got my buttonholes made into my C2 Denim Jacket! Yes! They were made by hand of course.
So what’s the difference in machine vs. man? And why do I do it? And finally, what’s the protest all about? Well, let’s break it down, and I’ll try to give you some answers.
One week! One full week +1 day! The project is rolling, starting to have a life of it’s own! But what for? What’s the point of trying harder? And is this project good for anyone anyway?
Who knows? Everyone has their own opinion. But the one basic thing is, that tailoring makes me happy. I love analyzing what clothes do for us, and what garments actually are. The ability to create exactly what you want, and then wear it with comfort, is such a joy! I feel truly blessed to be able to do that. Just a simple fact.
The idea is actually quite simple.
- Take one person.
- Design 10 trousers (or skirts), 10 tops (or shirts), and 10 “covers” (as in jackets, windbreakers or coats).
- Make the garments.
- Wear them 100 times each.
- That would give a total of 1.000 combination possibilities.
Let’s take that one more time! 30 garments, divided into three groups. Combine them with each other and that will give you a whole new outfit, every day, for 1.000 days. 10 x 10 x 10 = 1.000. Rather obvious one could say – but still kind of amazing! That’s almost three years!
I always really liked the classic “couture house” idea from the turn of the last century. Meaning when everything – almost everything – is made under one roof. It makes the garments created there extremely coherent and very personal indeed. The customer and the tailor(-s) and other craftsmen involved will jointly and passionately work together on a vision, where all have a say. Never “oh well, this is what we could get”. And never “oh well, this is what we got”. Instead, always, “this is what we want, and will create”!