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Freedom lies in the scope. This project is a work on the suit, with the aim of breaking away from the static, towards a playful, modular approach to the existing system. Modularity here means the possibility to detach or shift an element that is a part of the whole, in this case the suit. The designed suit - system finally creates a new scope and more flexi¬bility for the wearer and designer.

Modularity means liveliness and change for the designer in his work, but above all for the wearer in use. By breaking the suit down into different elements, such as the solution of the lining, the inner and outer pockets, the sleeves and the lapel, the suit becomes more changeable and lighter.

It is an experiment on the suit. The aim is to break it up without losing the form, because the suit is to become modern again, broken up and yet form-focused.

The individual parts must consider the separability of components in their processing. For example, zippers are to be avoided and buttons or laces are to be preferred as they are easier to separate, replace and repair.

Furthermore, the cut should support freedom of movement as well as shift and unravel the conventional construction.

A uniform size with fewer ready-made sizes, generous cuts are aimed for as many elements as possible, thus enabling combinations with each other. Because the wardrobe needs variety and variation.

A.1713 pleads further for idleness and play. What is sought is the playful, the labyrinthine in a new modular, broken up character, in order to create a new suit in play and for play in public space.

A modern flâneur, a new idler is created.

«Because it is so glamorous, roaming around in strange places where absolutely nobody knows you. And nobody knows exactly what you want there. (...) There is simply no sensible reason (...) unless you are pursuing an activity that no longer exists: idleness.»
Christian Kracht, Faserland


Prof. Priska Morger,

Wally Salner,

Prof. Dr. Bettina Köhler

, Studio Fashion Design

Prof. Dr. Jörg Wiesel

, Institute of Aesthetic Practice and Theory