Edited by Gordon Faylor + Claudia La Rocco
When we put on clothes, we’re putting on so much more: ideologies, identities, economies, lineages. Even in the summer (sometimes especially, here), there’s no shortage of layers. Our garments illuminate the tension between the corporeal and the inorganic; they can draw us closer to one another or separate us from the values we reject. Fashion is, of course, about place, and the Bay holds myriad styles, many of them linked to histories and movements that have resonated around the world. But fashion is also fluid, allowing for play and experimentation and fantasy among communities and individuals. It’s an ever-changing, movable feast that allows us to be who we are — or who we want to be.