Opening Up the Wardrobe: A Methods Book

Edited by Kate Fletcher and Ingun Grimstad Klepp. 2017. In English. Free ebook version, 2023.

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.

The book was originally published in a paper version, available on Novus Press website and from 2023 is now available as a free ebook version. We would love to hear what you think of it!