Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Squander Bug






Deprivation Fashion - a DIY blog companion to my thesis research about creativity inspired by rationing and restrictions during WWII

Cover of French Vogue 1940 - hand knitting replaces high fashion

     During WWII, government enforced restrictions of textiles and clothing, diverted to clothe the troops and support the war effort during, resulted in shortages and hardships for consumers, but also inspired creativity.  

     Today, faced with the reality of dwindling resources and the need to rethink our practices of overconsumption and waste, DEPRIVATION FASHION borrows from creative methods used during the 1930s and 1940s to reduce, reuse, recycle.  Or, as they put it then - make do and mend