‘Community Dressing’ is a documentary series about the Dutch National Costumes. As a researcher, I will look through the regional costumes to define the state of contemporary fashion consumption. By focusing on the almost disappeared Dutch costumes and its traditions, standards, values, creation and its passing, I hope to be able to offer a glance at the costumes compared to today's fashion system. That's why I'm going to interview experts, craftsmen and wearers to answer the following question; How has the current fashion system changed and / or stayed the same relative to costume dressing?
The underlying purpose of the documentary series is to investigate questions that have recently been at stake about fashion. Questions like: What is fashion? What is the meaning of our clothing? What effect has the development of the fashion system after the industrial revolution (democratization / globalization) had? The exciting thing is that this mainly updates the phenomenon of the regional costumes as a Dutch fashion heritage and may give it a new contemporary meaning.
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- Strange Habits, (BBCPM29) Published by BBC Production Music