Clothes are so important to how we feel, how we present ourselves and how we retain memories of moments in life.
Below are a few snippets that are taken from the interview with Emily Spivak... her opening question is " What are you drawn to when you open up your closet ?"
Direct Quote From The Interview below:
The narratives inside featured a range of garments and the memories behind them to illuminate how clothes shape us in ways both big and small.
Worn Stories, an eight-episode series arriving on Netflix on April 1, showcases a variety of storytellers and their relationship with clothes, from a man who goes shopping for clothes after being released from 40 years in prison to a non-binary teenager on the hunt for the perfect outfit for their B’Nai Mitzvah. While the books include stories from artists, musicians and others, the show is concerned primarily with everyday people and how they find a sense of identity through a uniform, t-shirt or pair of shoes. Spivack, who served as an executive producer alongside Morgan Neville and Jenji Kohan, spoke to TIME about the experience of adapting her work for television, how the pandemic changed our approach to getting dressed and why she believes we won’t all be wearing sweatpants forever.
Are there any clothes that have taken on special meaning in your own life over the past year?
There are a couple of jumpsuits that I have just lived in because I’ve been nursing and I like how they look. One garment that has been shape-shifting with me for so many years is this very basic heather grey sweatshirt that I got in the sixth grade. It went with grey sweatpants and was completely nondescript. It must have been huge on me when I first got it. My mom would take me to the ice skating rink for lessons and I’d wear that sweatshirt and sweatpants. Somehow, years later, I rediscovered it and started wearing it again. In the past handful of years, it represented my style again. I’ll wear it with heels and leather pants and maybe an Oxford underneath it. It’s a little inside joke with myself. I know that it’s this old sweater that I’ve had for decades, but I’ll dress it up and no one knows. I’ve continued to wear it throughout this past year of the pandemic, so it’s now taken on a bit more of a comfortable role.
Do you have any advice for people turning to their closets now looking to make a better relationship with their clothes?
Keep the things that make you feel good. There are times where we feel like we have to hold on to something because of the memory attached to it. Sometimes writing down the story, and taking a photo of it frees us from feeling like we have to hold on to the thing. And not everything has a story. There may be a t-shirt that you just love and feels good when you wear it, and that’s great, too.
I'm off to watch it now x