REFASHION: FOR A POST CAPITALIST WORLD
ZORISTIRO SOCIAL PRACTICE PROJECT and CREATIVE REUSE FESTIVAL
Performance, Intervention and Workshops
Communitism, Athens, Greece 2018
No one wants business suits, not the refugees, homeless, artists or anti-consumerist who frequent the Zoristirio freeshop. So what to do with this excessive waste of capitalism? Create surplus value, of course. All the garments are fashioned from the basic components of a classic business suit: jacket, slacks, button down shirt and tie. For a world ready to be post business as usual, post waste, and post exploitation of people and resources, a new fashion for a no longer business as usual world.
Refashion: for a post capitalist world project was the outcome of a 5-month creative reuse project as artist in residence at Communitism in Athens, Greece. Initiated as a social practice project in the form of Zoristirio free shop distributing used clothing. The space became more than a shop it was a neighborhood place to gather, share, engage in creative practices, play music and games and forge community bonds leading to new collaborations. This creative reuse project initiated a 2-day festival to bring together local organizations advocating for sustainable urban designs, zero waste and the circular economy.
Photos Marilia Fotopoulou Fashion editor Dimitris Grammaticoyiannis (D-tales) Styling Dimitris Metallinos Make up Sonia Simitzi (D-tales)Women’s shoes Di Gaia, Jeffrey Campbell (Favela for Jeffrey Campbell), Hat Achilleas accessories, sunglasses Mujosh (30 C Eyewear Optimal Care). All clothes are from House of Refashion
Images and Article about the project: Interview in Ethical Ode
LIVE stream of the rooftop fashion show, with exclusive backstage access for the first Zoristirio Creative Reuse fashion show.
Livestream camera and narration by Peter Gonda
Editing by Maria Juliana Byck
Garment design and construction Maria Juliana Byck with Helena Doyle.