Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Have you heard about The Uniform Project? What do you think?
The brainchild of Sheena Mathieken, the Uniform Project has been getting all sorts of buzz lately, from the pages of the Times to the comments on Sepia Mutiny. The concept is simple: For one year, Mathieken will wear one of seven identical black dresses everyday (fancied up with various accessories) in order to raise awareness for Akansha Foundation, an educational non-profit. The controversy lies in what else the project entails. Mathieken says she is making an example of "sustainable fashion" by limiting her fashion choices. Naysayers say that, by loading on accessories and producing seven dresses, she is no posterchild for sustainability.
I think it's a cool fashion performance piece. Not sure about the spotlight on eco-fashion, though. Thoughts?