Lifestyle & Design
Upon her return home after six months of intense backpacking, Joline van den Oever suddenly realised just how many pieces of clothing she had left behind — some of them never even worn, price tags still attached. A private turning point: for her graduation, she designed a zine to publicly display her entire wardrobe; adding, in cheerful transparency, personal comments like “Never had an opportunity to wear this dress” (an evening gown) or “I know this one is pretty tacky but I thought that was funny” (a rather naughty leopard-print night gown). The zine proves Van den Oever is a competent stylist, presenting her wardrobe in a manner that wouldn’t be ill-suited in a trendy fashion magazine. Mustering likeminded people to join her, Van den Oever hopes to develop the concept into an exchange for personal Wardrobe Zines and, eventually, clothes.