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

“This coat reminds me of happy times and new beginnings – I living with my friend, started a new job and I had been with my boyfriend, Alex for just over a year when he gave me this APC cape as a gift for my Birthday – I felt surprised at how perfect it was – mainly because I am so bloody hard to choose for, especially clothes. I was overwhelmed with the generosity and it felt really nice that he had noticed my style and his taste met mine.

I like simple, classic clothes and navy blue is my ultimate favourite colour. I try to take good care of it, so I don’t wear it very often and have refused to take it back to my hometown Stockport when visiting my parents in fear of getting dog hair all over it. Six years later, still going strong and each time I brush past it in the wardrobe, I think about Alex and how special I felt on that day.” Suzie @suzieseal