About Issue 18
''Garment 2021 wants to create a world in which everyone can wear the dress they want. We don’t claim to have all the answers, but we hope to have kickstarted the need for positive change.''
About the Party Dress Issue
Garment 2021, put together in unprecedented and uncertain times, is about an item that has been hanging in the back of our closets: The Party Dress. A piece of clothing we define as any garment that is open in between the legs and covers the top and bottom parts of our bodies. However, in our minds: As long as you can dance in it, it’s considered a Party Dress.
It’s about narratives, associations, possibilities and about what we can achieve when we are open to change. The subject of this garment raised a lot of questions within our team. Questions like: can a Party Dress get rid of the sexual connotation that is connected to it or the ‘only meant for women’ label? The Party Dress is a controversial piece of clothing for women. We see this as an opportunity to unlock doors towards topics that are related to this garment. Topics such as intersectional feminism, gender, diversity and inclusivity.
When we think of feminism, we think of fighting for women’s rights. We can’t only fight for one kind of women, we fight for all. That is what intersectional feminism is about. The traditional definition of feminism just won’t cut it anymore. We can change the narrative by talking about it. To us, intersectional is the only place that exists.
The Party Dress issue magazine consists of three chapters. First and foremost, we must confront ourselves with the now. Staying behind is not an option. We as Garment want to be at the forefront. Be part of the discussion, be an example. As the world evolves, so should we.
But to do that, we must reflect. That’s why we have topics that leave us with space for thought. Questions that require us to reflect, but also evoke action. Action is already being taken by so many amazing creatives or as we like to call them: ‘Changemakers’. There will be enough of them to discover on the website.
Garment 2021 wants to create a world in which everyone can wear the dress they want. We don’t claim to have all the answers, but we hope to have kickstarted the need for positive change. We can’t create the right circumstances for a party(dress) on our own. Let’s combine forces and work together. Are you ready to dance your way towards change? Join us at Garment Club and explore the world of garment 2021.
Become a changemaker!