Clothing helps fulfill our fundamental need to connect with other people, cultures, eras, objects, and ideas. Whether we dress to impress in an interview or to fit in with friends, we hope what we wear will invite connection. Conversations I started with strangers about their clothing have turned into unexpected but meaningful friendships. Clothing not only creates new relationships between people but changes how people relate to the world. When I walk down the street and see a unique piece of clothing, it energizes my creativity. Clothing challenges our perspective of the world and inspires a new vision of it.