How it should be | Editor’s letter #34

By Nicole Ex | June, 2024

‘Clothes. They are such everyday possessions that we tend to forget what they do for us: conceal our nakedness, grant us an identity, lift us up, seduce, or keep us hesitating miserably in front of our wardrobes.’ Read the editor’s letter of the new summer issue of See All This:  ‘The Wardrobe as Art Collection’, guest curated by forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort.

Rompers on the washing line, crisp white shirts that have just been ironed, soft jumpers for the chilly evening, coats to shelter in, and the happiness of an apron for the kitchen or garden. Clothes. They are so mundane that we sometimes forget what they mean to us: they conceal our nakedness, grant us an identity, they seduce, lift us up or leave us wretchedly drifting in front of the wardrobe. But even for our wardrobe: we need to change course. Thankfully. Because we have far too much of it, and without realising it, we dress mostly in plastic and anyone who is familiar with the joy of wearing wool or linen knows that cannot be the intention.

It is an industry that hardly knows how to renew itself, believes our guest curator Lidewij Edelkoort. But there is a solution to it, she says: me and you. This lavish issue is an invitation to look at your wardrobe in a different way. To put it together and take care of it like you do for an art collection. Lidewij Edelkoort gives everything she has: her knowledge and pulling power, her writing talent, image editing and educational gift, her love of Georgia O’Keeffe and Paris, in this highly personal dossier full of predictions, lessons, tips, special people and unique brands, to change course forever. 



See All This #34 – ‘The Wardrobe as Art Collection’
guest curated by Lidewij Edelkoort will be in stores on 7 June 2024.

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