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What Are You Wearing Today?

Apr 4th, 2008 | Categories: Art, Denim, New York City, Style | by Michael Williams

Last week I went to see a exhibit sponsored by Superfuture called “What Are You Wearing Today” by photographer Sidney Lo. The presentation documented Sidney’s outfit through self portraits, everyday for an entire year. The resulting series of images and video are magical.

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More info from Lo’s website:

The concept of the project “originates from the popular superfuture supertalk messageboard. Alongside being one of the foremost resources for japanese-made artisan reproductions of classic American jeans, the site features a thread affectionately known as WAYWT which spans thousands of pages containing photographs documenting what Superfuture’s members are wearing each and every day.

Turning the street style meme inside-out, “What are you wearing today?” turns the idea of a public visual record into a personal diary, and reduces the daunting nature of the project- a year’s worth of snapshots- into something altogether more easily understood by even those that have never once stopped to think about the clothes on their back after they’ve thrown them on.”

Speaking of denim, it is cool to watch Sidney’s jeans become more and more broken in over the span of the video. I hope this leads to good things for him.

The widescreen video can be seen here.

Further Reading: Noah K – Picture Everyday.

 

Comments: 3

3 Comments to “What Are You Wearing Today?”

  1. keith
    on Apr 7th, 2008
    @ 12:53 PM

    Pretty cool project. If any of you want to do this yourselves, there is a really easy site that: a) lets you turn your daily photos into a flip-book style movie b) lets you post this flip-book as a widget on your myspace etc… c) offers reminders to help you remember to take the pics. Its called daily mugshot http://www.dailymugshot.com

  2. bebop15
    on Oct 7th, 2008
    @ 12:04 PM

    hm. Not one for washing pants, is he?

  3. country western apparel
    on Mar 11th, 2009
    @ 9:21 AM

    it’s a nice project. Its kinda funny because every forum/discussion board (especially having to do with clothing and accessories) that I joined there is a certain thread/post asking what are you wearing today. And I don’t actually think someone will make a project out of this. I actually liked it..nice work..