- They are three women working together on a project basis and can be found at www.geuzen.org .
- The Geuzen website is a smorgasbord of interesting, interactive bits and bobs that engage and encourage people to think about feminism, fashion, art and communication.
- My favourite part of the website is the DIY section, where you can find instructions for such useful things as popcorn cones to your own temporary library.
- My favourite item in the DIY section (see why I keep getting so confused?) is the paper dress. This isn't your average paper dress though (if there is such a thing as an average paper dress). This is part of the De Geuzen Uniform Series. According to De Geuzen;
Made in collaboration with fashion designer Margreeth Olsthoorn, this uniform is constructed from a paper pattern. Accompanied by step by step sewing instructions, the pattern requires a knowledge of subtle engineering and basic handy craft. The uniforms come in three different styles (Model Femke, Model Renée, and Model Riek) and promote a 'do-it-yourself' work ethic.
Crisp and tailored, all three garments combine amazon armor aesthetics with origami know-how."
Maybe when I have the inclination and resources to do this DIY* I'll take my cue from last year's Grayson Perry collaboration with Liberty on their series of art fabrics. Maybe spice up a floral print with some dolls, gravestones machine guns, and damned-soul-ish face-type scribblings.
|Grayson Perry for Liberty - images from Clothkits|
*Which is never, because I'm one of those people who makes all sorts of grand crafting plans but never ever gets around to sticking Tab A to Fold B. It's a curse.