SCHMIDTTAKAHASHI experiment in their collections since 2010 with production cycles and digital media to initiate new processes in the fabrication of fashion and to offer new aesthetics in high fashion which are based on these principles.
The basic concept is the collection of used garments, which are afterwards filed in a database and archive and resampled to unique one-off pieces.
The client has the possibility to retrace the history of each used piece of garment by scanning a QR-Code which is attached to each item of the SCHMIDTTAKAHASHI collection. This individual context or „family tree“ of a used garment is visualized on the internet platform schmidttakahashi.de.
Through this, each client is becoming part of this re-using process and acquires a personal relationship to his new piece, which is afterwards enriched by himself again.