Metamorphosis men's jacket & skirt

This ensemble was part of Justine Tindley's Otago Polytechnic graduate collection, Metamorphosis, in 2013. It is inspired by the Franz Kafka novella, The Metamorphosis, where the central character wakes to find himself transformed in a beetle. Justine designed this ensemble using two second-hand garments – a 1950s working men's suit and a brown leather jacket from the 1980s. The sleeves of the leather jacket were deconstructed to become the skirt. The suit jacket was turned inside out to highlight the original lining and internal stitches. Justine also designed a knitwear range, which featured bugs. Justine designs her garments under the label, Flatlander. "They carry round with them a presence of the person who used to wear them. In this collection i wanted to highlight those stories, sleeves of the jacket are inside out showing stains and creases."


Credit: Courtesy of Justine Tindley
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Justine Tindley
Garment type: Suit jacket, skirt, scarf, leggings
Material: Leather (skirt), wool (scarf)
Label: Flatlanders
Date: 2013