Clothes are records of the bodies we’ve lived in. Think of the old sweater that you used to have that’s just not your style anymore, or the jeans that just aren’t your size anymore. We are like snakes who shed our skins and grow new ones as we age. And it all starts in the kids’ department.
Articles of Interest is a show about what we wear; a six-part series within 99% Invisible, looking at clothing. Episodes will be released on Tuesdays and Fridays from September 25th through October 12th.
For Kids’ Clothes, Avery Trufelman spoke with her friend and colleague Joe Rosenberg; Erin Algeo, the curator at the Lacis Museum of Lace and Textiles in Berkeley; and Morgan, a technical designer for a large children’s clothing company; and professor Jonathan Faiers.