11″x17″ is an ongoing project, initiated by Elisa van Joolen, that examines and challenges the fashion industry’s prevailing value systems and proposes new methods of production.
The project began in 2013 with a series of conversations with representatives of various fashion brands including G-Star, O’Neill, gsus sindustries, Rockwell by Parra, Converse, Levi's, Denham, moniquevanheist, and Nike. These companies then contributed by donating clothing and footwear in the form of samples, archival pieces and stock. A selection of these have undergone a process of cutting out, reconstructing and printing to become 11″x17″ Sweaters, Invert Footwear and One-to-One garments.
11″x17″ creates a network. It unites different categories of clothing and different values within fashion; an eclectic mixture of mid-market, second-hand, and high-end items.