Since 2010, Schmidttakahashi has been experimenting with production cycles and digital media to initiate new processes in the fabrication of garments and to offer new aesthetics in high fashion based on these principles. Schmidttakahashi maps the relation of clothing to identity through its designs. Their vision is to produce unique one-off pieces from a selection of used garments that are later archived in an online database, where clients can retrace each item’s story by scanning a QR-Code. This approach provides every piece with an individual context and involves the consumer who, more than simply acquiring a garment, develops a personal relationship to the clothes and their respective histories. This idea of sustainable design means not only recreating clothes, but also recreating identity.