Aïcha Abbadi

Selections from the embedded research: STREETWARE in the expanded fashion context

The garments and interactions of STREETWARE contain a wide spectrum of complex connections, personal thoughts, feelings and memories. Aïcha Abbadi  accompanies and documents these processes, exploring multi-layered meanings of textile and fashion experiences, from personal perception to global, historically established structures.What is being overlooked? What do we remember? What do the garments themselves and our interactions with them tell us about commonalities and differences, convictions and contradictions?

Fashionable rags are an exchange between past and future, here and there, ephemerality and timelessness. They are a response and a questioning of the complexity of our collective social fabric, juxtaposing arbitrariness, personal philosophy, structural inevitabilities and moral dilemmas.

For the duration of this project, selections from the research will be presented here: personal impressions of the different participants, observations on the found pieces and interactions, their relevance and position in the wider, expanded fashion context.

Quotation by Jan Markowsky

Some people often want to wear only black. But I was always rather a friend of bright clothes.
[…] Once I got a white, still shrink-wrapped shirt from the donations clothing store - because I always stay clean - not everyone got that.
[...] But then I once accidentally spilled pea soup all over my light-colored clothes.'