Opening Up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book

Edited by Kate Fletcher and Ingun Grimstad Klepp. 2017. In English.

Opening Up the Wardrobe is a radical foray into a different sort of fashion knowledge. Edited by myself and Ingun Grimstad Klepp, the book presents a unique collection of 50 methods for exploring the actions, relationships and material contents of wardrobes. Organised as a practical guide to gathering information about people and their clothing beyond the point of purchase, it includes visual, tactile and verbal methods and others which involve making together, loitering and a session in the gym.

With contributions from four continents from both in- and outside academic circles, this book and the real lives of wearers of clothes that are its focus, create a powerful new narrative of a more diverse, resourceful, emancipatory and holistic fashion and clothing system.

It is available from the Novus Press website and is one of the outputs of our work on Fashion Ecologies. We would love to hear what you think of it!