wearable type

In wearable type, abstract signification and concrete function collide. Objects are garments and linguistic signs simultaneously. These objects lie within two separate paradigms - clothing and written language - and signify according to two different codes (a linguistic code, and, in Barthian terms, a ‘dress code’).

Little Factory, Lowercase Scarf, c.2008


Viktor & Rolf, Ready-to-Wear Runway Collection, 2008.


Isabel Truniger, Typographic Clothing, c.2008.


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