Greetings from Delft

In her project ‘greetings from Delft’, in 2004, Guda Kosters cooperated with a group of about sixty women with various ethnical backgrounds.
The women made a collection of new costumes from second-hand clothes and used textiles. The costumes were based on traditional costumes from different cultures all over the world. The costumes are like the traditional dresses and costumes they’re inspired on, but were at the same time made from disposed of average European confection clothing.
The women were then photographed, wearing their self-made costumes on various locations in their hometown Delft. The photographs were bundled in the postcard book ‘Greetings from Delft’.
Later Koster organised a fashion-show in which the women posed in the costumes on a catwalk.
Photography and design: Hans Ligteringen