Here are two pictures from the daily dress practice interview. Through the interview, I found some themes emerged in the interviews, they are “what color and what type of clothing make people feel comfortable to wear”, and “what position subjects make people think differently, for example generations, ages, genders…” Clothing and people’s bodies are connected. I got to look at her closet and see how she organized her closets. I noticed that her organization is separately from weather’s cold and hot. Also, I noticed how much she likes color black and sweatshirts. I saw a whole collection of sweatshirts where she had in one shelf, and I noticed the order of putting clothes on daily. Comparing from her daily dress practice to mine, there’s not a big difference. I like to wear clothes in black as well, color black could make us feel comfortable, but I still have a lot of colorful clothes more than she does. I wear them for school days and black blazers for internships. Comparing to hers, I think why we don’t have a big difference, because we are friends in similar personalities. We grow up in a similar environment and we are in the same age which is in the same generation. How we still have a difference, is because people all like different things, and she’s much quieter.
The interview is very delicate and meaningful to me, that actually gives me a chance to know more about my friend’s daily dress practice, and understand more on the relationship between body and clothing. The relationship between them is unlimited. We don’t know how many clothing does the world have, because people create clothing, their dress practices everyday. The daily dress practice needs human beings’ bodies to present and explore the exist of themselves, just like what “The Dressed Body” by Joanne Entwistle said, “Dress has an intimate relationship to the body… obscuring or extending the body.” Clothing can’t leave without human beings’ bodies, we can’t leave without clothing, what is it called fashion as well.
Entwistle, Joanne. “The Dressed Body.”
Body Dressing Dress, Body, Culture.