Channeling dungaree fun with Tania from The Laughing Shooter. I've recently shot these pictures and rented a studio for the first time with Tania. Originally we wanted to stick to this cowboy/girl-esque theme but, as seasons and stock comes and goes, we matched in knit sweaters from Topman and Topshop and dungarees from Topshop. August has been a busy month to recover from my July travelling and I'm still trying to gather my thoughts from all the AW15 shows.
I've never really understood what dungarees were since I never owned a pair and didn't realise they originated from India. It was then exported to England and became well-recognised as a uniform for the working class. The dungarees later became a trend due to its practicality and its comfort - more so for women because it's 'so hard' to walk out in a pair (for men) and to not be called a lumberjack. This all goes back to our point of unisex clothing.
I've always had the thought, since young, that men and women dress a certain way; the way we've been brought up in books or films. Where women are always the ones who get dressed up while men are left out in the cold... The point is I was wearing this red floral shirt one day and had my (younger) cousin tell me that 'it was more for girls'. What exactly makes a floral shirt or any type of floral 'more for women'? We're so struck by the idea that something is feminine and people immediately flag it up like its something wrong. I'm not insisting that everyone should wear the same uniform but the very fact society strikes down on what men 'can' wear is one of the very reason that makes fashion less appealing to us. After all, clothIng is 'just cloth' and a piece of clothing is really what you make of it - regardless of the price tag. So dungarees is something that can be for anyone; no one can say it's just for girls.