Of course, we can choose to find inspiration in Sarah's pieces + put our own time + attention into our own patchy pieces. I find encouragement in the all the La Rèunion love, because I feel that my patches may be seen in a different light due in part to this brand's influence.
Patches may have signaled poverty + lack in the past, but many of us are now seeing them as emblems of care + reverence. I feel a sort of full-bodied, visceral connection with humanity when I see these pieces. To be human is to struggle + toil + imagine + create. It is both fiercely difficult + gloriously beautiful. Somehow I see all of that reflected here.
Dress photo via La Réunion. All other photos via Vestige.