birthday I got the book ‘Out of fashion /The new fashion’ by Birgitta de Vos.
world I love so much.
photography combined with texts.
All done by Birgitta herself.
de Vos writes in her book the followings quotes:
a picture poetry book embracing time as a treasure. Away from the fast lane of
fashion it takes us on an inspirational world tour meeting forgotten textile
makers and methods.
It is in
love with the proces of creation and embraces time as a treasure. Silent
branding, mending, contemplative clothing and unplugged crafting reminding us
again who we really are: creative beings.
little strip of unbleeched cotton is wrapped around the page. A fabric which we
all know and is used in many garments we wear on a daily basis.
with ‘Timeless White’ and ending with ‘Eternal Time’
inbetween a world filled with garments, fabrics, colours and details.
Silk Road in Uzbekistan.
made in Myanmar.
powders from Morocco.
a book to cherish.
open every now and than to absorb the beauty of it.
is a critical book about the fast fashion world were things are ‘out’ before
they are ‘in’.
book shows us the other side of textiles and fashion.
Made on a human scale and made by hand.
That is necesarry as opposed to against that industry.
Awareness is what we need to get a change in the fashionworld.
Do we really need all those clothes?
Do we really need every winter a new coat?
Do we really realize the impact on nature and enviroment when we buy an items at the high street?
Do we really accept childlabour in some factories?
Those questions came up while reading the book.
For that reason this book is also very important!
From fabrics and garments which are made in the same way for ages.
a book about happiness and hope for a change in the fashion and
touched by it everytime I open it.
book can be ordered HERE.