City puts us in a perpetual flow. Make us feel that we might be moving all the time, never stopping. We try to reach a point faster as possible, and some drag along others. Every city dwelling body takes up this fast pace. Garment being the « closest » object to daily body movements, it takes part of my Master degree research that revolved around an urban rhythms questioning. How could the garment propose a different rhythm for the body ? A rhythm as a « setback ». These garments have been designed to react to a different pace, to that of the wind. The garment drape does no longer react to the walking, but to the air rushing into the lining. Usign the wind as an unexpected event, these garments take an other form, of lightness, of slow-down.
« Get some air », « Take a breath », these sentences qualify a break; these garments get actually some air to give a breath to the body.
Working with pleats made it possible to create an expansion-reduction relationship for garments and the body as well because it could get more space. Two fabrics are confronted; one heavy and the other one very light. It provides a garment deployment with air and a way to hide itself inside other garment parts.