The Wardrobe Hack

We think fashion has been somewhat misrepresented within society. It is time to have a dialogue about the enriching importance of fashion in your daily lives. Open your mind and your wardrobes to everything fashion is, and everything fashion can be. — The Hackers

The Manifesto

  1. Fashion has power; be it aesthetic, political, esoteric, frivolous, direct or ethical.
  2. Each individual has the right to access that power. It is not held in the confines of institutions such as Vogue, through the lens of The Satorialist, in the offices or factories of industry or in the guise of size 0.
  3. Accessing this power does not require money, over consumption, credit cards, or debt. It is in your everyday actions and choices. Chose wisely and act accordingly.
  4. Wardrobe Hackers embrace the innovative use of what we already have, learning from others, and finding ways of disrupting existing power structures for our own use. We do not need a magazine to tell us how to dress or what to buy.
  5. Wardrobe Hackers do not body-shame. Every Body is a vehicle for expression.
  6. It is not reductionist, but not about excess either. It’s for individuals, embracing our idiosyncrasies, hopes and aspirations. We are all very, very different (case in point: the wardrobe hackers) and a one size fits all /off the rack approach doesn’t state our real needs/desires.
  1. Awareness is power, don’t accept what you are told by corporations, make a commitment to questioning how things are/and how they are perceived. Look beyond the brand, and be less passive.
  2. We live in an age of an abundance of choices. But we need to remember that with these options comes responsibility, as every choice impacts on others, and the environment.
  3. We believe strongly in people and our ability to make a positive change. We want to harness and share the collective intelligence you already employ in your use of clothing towards creating a mass collaboration of shared ideas, knowledge and resources available for all.
  4. ‘Fashion’ sometimes referred to as ‘the child of capitalism’ (Wilson,2003:13). But that child has grown up! And as we enter into a post-capitalist age, we are witnessing a time of change, as fashion is embracing different ideologies, which include addressing continuity, stability and tradition.
  5. Fashion has an enormous impact on the world- economically, culturally, and environmentally. It is simply too important to trivialise and ignore for much longer.