A research exploration of fashion and resilience by MA Fashion Studies graduate Kim Jenkins
Here’s an example of divorce, DIY style.
I recently stumbled upon a post on Burda Style, a website serving as a creative hub for women who sew, featuring a member who wanted to share what she named her “Divorce Empowerment Dress”:
I bought this fabric at the Salvation Army because it was too wild to resist, but I was always a bit shy to use it. However, when I got divorced, I thought that it was high time I used it to shake up my wardrobe and so this dress was born! The problem is that the fabric is 100% retro polyester and it’s very very warm to wear. Also I had to top stitch every seam because it’s impossible to press. The upside is that it’s also impossible to wrinkle!