The coat: exploring the relationships we form with the clothes that shape our identity.

“My coat makes me feel like a hot chocolate with cream on a winters day – warm and cosy. I found it on a secondhand stall on Portobello Road Market, 10 years ago, when I first moved to London from Lisbon my home town in Portugal. It was cheap as chips and it stank but thankfully the faux fur survived the washing machine. It has fake pockets that I can only fit the tips of my fingers in – not so great – but it is very dear to me because it holds many happy memories and despite now living in Crystal Palace – Portobello will always have a big place in my heart. ” Ana @anafreiredeandrade