Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Uniform Project

Oh wow! What an amazing idea this is: Brooklyn designer Sheena Matheiken is wearing one dress, this dress, every day for an entire year.

Why do such a thing? Well, first of all, it's an exercise in sustainable fashion. She reinvents the dress every day using layers and accessories, the majority of which are hand-made, vintage or hand-me-downs. As she explains, "Think of it as wearing a daily uniform with enough creative license to make it look like I just crawled out of the Marquis de Sade's boudoir." Fantastastic.

What's even better about this project is that besides being a cool idea, it's also a fundraiser for the Akanksha Foundation, a grassroots movement in India that is dedicated to bringing education to slum children.

Here are some of the amazing examples of outfits that Matheiken has managed to put together since starting the project in May:

You can view each day's look at The Uniform Project website, where you can also comment on and rate the outfits as well as donate accessories or money directly to the Akanksha Foundation.

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