Sometimes I get confused by simplified judgements about clothes and fashion.
Do clothes reflect our personality? Are we something that can be mirrored by a shirt or a pair of trousers? Why should our character be judged according to a dress that we put on? Does our identity change when we buy a new coat?
Clothes as a system that FRAMEs our social presence. It raises particular expectations of our personality and behaviour based on pieces, colours, patterns or materials that we wear. Striped white cotton is used to create a shirt inside of a wooden frame taken from an art exhibition.
Clothes as a COSTUME that we must or want to put on. Even some elements of a particular image could be enough to give the required impression.
Pyjamas pattern is used to create a suit from skin-coloured silk-cotton blend. A notion of lapels is attached with a stapler. The costume labels on the sleeve endings repeat requisite marks wornon a filming backstage.
Clothes as a channel that broadcasts a persona that we may feel to be for an instant. In clothes, we can PLAY somebody that we want to be before or even without actually becoming this person. Mirror shards are used to embellish a top made of mesh-net. The embellishment is slightly unstable.