In Vancouver this weekend? Vancouver designer Natalie Purschwitz’s Hunt & Gather clothing line will be showing its late summer/early fall 2010 clothing at the Ouno studio this Saturday, August 7, 3-7 pm at 636 Keefer Street, a few blocks E. of Main. There will be skirts, dresses, tops, pants, jackets – come by and browse. I’m not sure if it’s Purschwitz’s experience in costume design, or just the architecture of her work, but her pieces seem to hang uniquely well. Right now she is just at the tail end of her Makeshift project, in which she has worn nothing, including shoes, that she has not made herself. Not surprisingly the project and its blog have received a lot of international press. Among many other things the project highlights craft, the real labour of clothing manufacture, what DIY really means, and the relationship between utility and fashion. (See a longer post about that project here.) It will be interesting to see how Purschwitz’s new work has been influenced by the experience of wearing her own designs for the past year. Come by! Easy parking.